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Alunorte analyzes Alepa's CPI report

Document presented on Tuesday, 18, recognizes the challenges that exist in Barcarena and that possible contamination in the region is the result of multiple factors, including sanitation issues.

The report prepared by the Parliamentary Committee (CPI) of the House was presented on Tuesday, the 18th, at the Legislative Assembly of the State of Pará (Alepa). On this matter, Alunorte informs that it will only comment on the contents of the report later, after analyzing the entire length of the document. But, he points out in advance that the document recognizes the challenges that exist in Barcarena and that possible contamination in the region is the result of multiple factors, including sanitation issues, which require further studies and analysis to fully investigate the case.

Alunorte reinforces that several investigations and inspections by authorities such as IBAMA - Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, SEMAS - Secretary of State for the Environment and Sustainability, Civil Defense and SEMADE - Secretary of Environment and Economic Development of Barcarena, confirmed that there were no leaks or overflow from the refinery's bauxite waste deposits. It is important to remember that, as a refinery, Alunorte has deposits of solid waste and not dams.

More recently, a study by professors at the Federal University of Campina Grande also showed that there was no overflow of Alunorte's waste deposit areas in February 2018, based on computer simulations that recreated water storage, pumping and treatment scenarios at different levels of alumina production and precipitation. The independent study also concludes that Alunorte, from the point of view of water resources management, can safely produce 100% capacity.
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