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Alunorte ordered to halve production

Brazil has ordered Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro (OS:NHY) to cut production by 50% at its majority-owned alumina refinery Alunorte after concerns were raised following heavy rains and flooding mid-month.

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Mine Risk Management > Politics

Alunorte ordered to halve production

Brazil has ordered Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro (OS:NHY) to cut production by 50% at its majority-owned alumina refinery Alunorte after concerns were raised following heavy rains and flooding mid-month.

Staff reporter

Alunorte ordered to halve production

Concerns raised after flooding in Brazil

The Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) in Pará issued a statement late on Monday, saying it would order Hydro to cut production at Alunorte by 50% percent due to non-compliance with an order to reduce water levels in a bauxite residue deposit, to leave 1m between its top and the water level.