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Alunorte, Norsk Hydro, And Ministerio Publico Federal File Petition To Lift Embargo On New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area

Alunorte, Norsk Hydro, And Ministerio Publico Federal File Petition To Lift Embargo On New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area

Yesterday Norsk Hydro ASA, Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte), and Brazil’s Ministerio Publico Federal together asked the Federal Court in Belem to end the production embargo it placed upon the world’s largest alumina refiner in March of last year. The...

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Pará Government Grants Norsk Hydro Permission To Resume 50-Percent Production At Alunorte

Just days after the Brazilian federal government gave Norsk Hydro the go-ahead to resume alumina production at the Alunorte refinery, the state environmental department acquiesced to the plant’s partial reopening under its supervision. On Monday, the Pará Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) signed off on Hydro’s petition to utilize the press filter […]

Hydro Granted Federal Permission To Operate Pump At Alunorte Disposal Pond, Averting Plant’s Closure

Mere days after Norsk Hydro’s announcement of the closure of its Alunorte alumina refinery, the Brazilian federal government granted the plant the authorization to operate the machinery necessary to utilize its only available bauxite residue area. On Friday the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos […]

Norsk Hydro Expands Independent Review of Alunorte Alumina Refinery

Prompted at least in part by an infraction notice from the state government, Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced yesterday that it is expanding the scope of the independent review currently being undertaken at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte). In a press release issued yesterday, Hydro said that an infraction notice from Pará State Environment […]