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Norsk Hydro: Court orders Alunorte to cut production by 50% and halt operations at DRS2 bauxite residue disposal

Mar 01, 2018 - Thomson Reuters ONE

Based on a request from public prosecutors in the state of Para, Brazil, a regional court issued a ruling on Wednesday, February 28, demanding Hydro to cut production by 50 percent at its Alunorte alumina refinery, over worries that a rainstorm had led to leakages from Alunorte into the nearby river and causing contamination.

The court further ruled that Alunorte shall halt operations at the DRS2 bauxite residue disposal, and that operations must not resume until the integrity of DRS2 has ...