The Ministério Público Federal (MPF) and the Pará State Government via the State Secretariat for Environment and Sustainability (Semas) approved the hiring of the company Ambipar Response Control Environmental Consulting Ltda. for carrying out an audit on the Emergency Action Plan (PAE) of Solid Residue Deposits 1 and 2 (DRS1 and DRS2) at Alunorte, in Barcarena (PA). The independent audit is part of item 5.1 of the Conduct Adjustment Commitment Term (TAC), signed by the Federal and State Public Ministries, State Government, through SEMAS, and by the companies Hydro and Alunorte.
The audit will analyze the PAE related to DRS's 1 and 2 regarding its content, implementation, effectiveness under the aegis of the dam safety law and current regulations; will analyze the implementation of the PAE on the production process and effluents; and will evaluate the Risk Management Plan (PGR) of the Alunorte refinery. The auditing company has 180 working days to conduct the work and present its conclusions and results, which will be published.
The company responsible for the audit is Ambipar Response Control Environmental Consulting Ltda. Brazilian company, founded in 1995, operating in 39 countries, specialist in environmental management and emergency response.
All audit activities were carefully structured in a collaborative way, involving SEMAS and the Ministério Público. By initiating the process of auditing the PAE of the Alunorte DRS's, the company continues to fulfill yet another TAC commitment.
The TAC was signed to deepen the understanding of the main issues and doubts of local society regarding the heavy rains that occurred in February 2018, in the municipality of Barcarena (PA), as well as to carry out audits of Alunorte's operations. Signed in September of the same year, the TAC provides for the implementation of emergency measures based on the principles of precaution and prevention, in addition to maintaining a cooperative attitude, ensuring the socio-environmental quality in the region, including the execution of evaluation actions, studies and improvements in the process. of Alunorte, among other measures.