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Masdar and the Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (DUBAL) sign agreement to monetize greenhouse gas reductions. DUBAL is one of the largest single-site aluminium smelters in the world
Masdar, the landmark initiative by the Abu Dhabi Government to promote advanced energy and sustainability, today signed an agreement with Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (DUBAL) to develop and register a project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with aluminium smelting. The CDM project, the […]Aluminum Industry
Seven injured Alcoa workers back home.Officials stay silent on gas accident at Point Comfort plant.
POINT COMFORT – Alcoa officials refused to make any comment on the industrial accident that sent seven plant workers to hospital on Wednesday after being exposed to hydrogen fluoride gas. Alcoa’s public information officer, Laura Cahill, said she could not answer questions regarding how the employees were exposed or provide details on the extent of […]United States, Texas Aluminum Industry
Dangerous hydrogen fluoride gas sends Alcoa workers to hospital. In January, John Dorton, 37, of Port Lavaca died after inhaling the gas.
POINT COMFORT – Six Alcoa employees and one contract worker were rushed to Victoria and Galveston hospitals after coming in contact with hydrogen fluoride gas at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Point Comfort plant, marking at least the second time this year employees have come into contact with the gas in that part of the […]Aluminum Industry
Development under toxic cloud in Port Elizabeth
WHILE the rest of the world, including thousands of the world‘s leading scientists, politicians and economists, are scrambling to come up with solutions to what is potentially the biggest crisis we have ever faced in global warming, the Coega Development Corporation seems to know better than everyone else. Faced with increasing public concern and protest, […]South Africa Aluminum Industry
Lolium perenne as a biomonitor of atmospheric levels of fluoride.
The aim of the present study was to develop a standardised protocol for the use of Lolium perenne cultures to biomonitor the surroundings of an aluminium smelter. Five ecological stations, which corresponded to air quality network monitoring sites pertaining to the smelter, were selected for study. Cultures of L. perenne (one at each site) were […]International Aluminum Industry
South Texas plant employee dies after inhaling hydrogen fluoride
POINT COMFORT, Texas – A South Texas man has died after inhaling hydrogen fluoride gas while working in the chemical department of an Alcoa plant. Alcoa officials identified the man Wednesday as John Dorton, 37, of Port Lavaca. Dorton came in contact with the gas Tuesday while working in the area of the plant that […]United States, Texas Aluminum Industry
High amounts of fluoride reported in water at Eastalco
ADAMSTOWN — The amount of fluoride in the water moving underground off Alcoa Eastalco Works’ property and onto William Renn’s farm in the 5500 block of Mountville Road may contain concentrations of fluoride in excess of what would be safe to drink, environmental and health experts at Johns Hopkins University said. Right near the property […]United States, Maryland Aluminum Industry
State testing land for fluoride before Eastalco donates it
ADAMSTOWN — The 27 acres Alcoa Eastalco Works is donating to the Adamstown community for a park east of Carroll Manor Elementary is being monitored for fluoride as part of a consent order established between the state and the aluminum smelter in 1992, a state official said. “It’s a superfund site,” said Julie Oberg, communications […]United States, Maryland Aluminum Industry
Mohawks seek deer jaws to help with fluoride monitoring
HOGANSBURG – The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s environmental division is trying to collect 75 lower jaws from deer killed by hunters on the reservation. They need the jaws to monitor the amount of fluoride in deer and to see if it has reached levels that forced the slaughtering of cattle on the reservation in the […]United States, New York Aluminum Industry
Alcoa will pay $40,000 for emitting too much fluoride
MASSENA – Alcoa announced Thursday that it will pay the state Department of Environmental Conservation $40,000 for an air-quality violation recorded earlier this year. The Massena Operations East Plant registered a reading in April of 2.66 pounds of fluoride per ton of aluminum produced, which exceeds the state minimum fluoride emission of 2.4 pounds per […]United States, New York Aluminum Industry