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Norsk Hydro: SEMAS suspends Alunorte production embargo

SEMAS - Pará State Secretariat for the Environment and Sustainability - issued a technical note attesting that Alunorte can safely resume normal operations. Thus, SEMAS lifted the refinery's production embargo.

"SEMAS 'decision is an important recognition that Alunorte's operations are safe. We will continue the dialogue with the authorities seeking the full resumption of our production", says John Thuestad, Executive Vice President of the Bauxite & amp business area ; Hydro's Alumina in Brazil. & Nbsp;

A study carried out by professors at the Federal University of Campina Grande, widely recognized for their specialization in chemical engineering in Brazil, also concluded that Alunorte, from the point of view of water management, can safely produce at 100% of its capacity .

The suspension of the production embargo by SEMAS does not allow the immediate resumption of full operation at Alunorte, & nbsp; the embargo & nbsp; of & nbsp; Federal Court remains valid. Alunorte will inform the Justice on the decision of SEMAS. & Nbsp;

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