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Alcoa aluminum smelter stopped in Spain

The American corporation Alcoa announced a temporary halt aluminum smelter, located in Alives (province of Asturias, Spain) due to the extensive flooding caused by torrential rains.

When navodenie broke out, the factory workers were able to lift anodes from electrolytic cells and thus mitigate the potential damage due to rampant elements. However, the water flooded the territory of the enterprise and to supply it with electricity substation.

The plant will remain idle until it stops flooding and will not be carried out necessary repairs and restoration work. Consumers warned about products farce majeure in shipments and deliveries. This company can produce 93 thousand. Tons of primary aluminum per year, it employs about 500 people.

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