Norsk Hydro discloses federal court in Brazil lifts embargo on Alunortes
The Federal Court in Belem, Brazil, September 20, lifted the embargo on Alunortes new bauxite residue disposal under the civil lawsuit. Alunorte is still subject to an embargo on DRS2 imposed by the same court in a parallel criminal lawsuit, but Alunorte is expecting an extension of the civil decision to the criminal case shortly. Alunorte will continue utilizing the old bauxite residue disposal area until the DRS2 embargo under the criminal case is lifted. The decision to lift the DRS2 embargo in the civil case against Alunorte came after Ministerio Publico and Alunorte submitted a joint petition to the federal court on August 30, requesting the embargoes to be lifted.