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Alunorte's loading of alumina is suspended; production remains unaffected

The Pará State Department of Environment (SEMA) suspended the refinery's operating license for loading alumina at the port of Vila do Conde, as of April 1. The measure has an immediate impact on suspending all alumina loading activities at Alunorte. Production remains unaffected.

SEMA argues that Alunorte did not fulfill one of the license conditions, which is to present a plan to reduce emissions of alumina dust in the loading operation carried out at the port.

The refinery states that it already uses one of the best technologies available for this type of operation and disagrees with SEMA's understanding that the conditions are not being met.

Alunorte continues to dialogue with SEMA and hopes to resolve the issue so that the loading of alumina is resumed without impacting production, as disclosed by the company in a release sent this Tuesday morning.

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The factory in Barcarena has a nominal capacity of 6.3 million tons and is the largest alumina refinery in the world.

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