Brazilian federal court lifts one of two bauxite residue embargoes at Alunorte

The federal court in Belém, Brazil, has lifted one of the embargoes on Alunorte’s new bauxite residue deposit area, producer Norsk Hydro announced on Friday September 20.

An embargo was put in place at Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery on March 1, 2018, to suspend the use of the solid waste deposit 2 (DRS2).
The first embargo lifted was under a civil lawsuit but Alunorte is still subject to a second embargo on DRS2 imposed by the same court in a parallel criminal lawsuit.
Hydro said that it is expecting an extension of the civil decision to the criminal case shortly.

The decision to lift the embargo in the civil case against Alunorte...

Published

Alice Mason

September 23, 2019

04:01 GMT

London