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Trinidad: Alcoa launches environmental impact assessment for new low-emissions smelter

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10 September 2004

Alcoa Begins Environment Impact Assessment For Proposed Aluminum Smelter in Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Alcoa

Alcoa today announced the start of an environmental impact assessment...for a state-of-the-art, low emission smelter...Alcoa has repeated its promise to consult widely within the community as the environmental assessment proceeds, and has engaged local company, Ecoengineering Consultants Limited, to assist and guide Alcoa in completing the requirements laid down by the [Trinidad & Tobago environmental authorities]. [also refers to National Energy Corporation]

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3 June 2004

UNC [United National Congress] senator sounds warning on La Brea smelter site [Trinidad & Tobago]

Author: Curtis Rampersad, Trinidad & Tobago Express

Questions have been raised about environmental dangers to La Brea residents if a US$1 billion aluminium smelter is sited there. [United National Congress] senator Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan...said there had been calls from several quarters over environmental concerns surrounding the building of a smelter at the site. She said a smelter produced hydrogen fluoride gas which was toxic if it exceeded three parts per million in the atmosphere... [refers to Alcoa, Sural]

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