Norsk Hydro’s Production Still Cut In Brazil After Spills

7 May 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Norwegian metals firm Norsk Hydro remains under court-imposed production cuts at its troubled aluminum plant in northern Brazil. A federal court has upheld the cuts, which have reduced Hydro’s production by half, on the grounds the plant still doesn’t have a functioning drainage system that can handle heavy rains.The company's Alunorte plant has been disrupted since storms in February allegedly led to spills of untreated wastewater into the Para River. Hydro has defended its record and denies polluting local water supplies, but local authorities aren’t convinced. Local officials have also accused Hydro of lacking respect for the local environment and population...

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