Alutrint and Alcoa plants, Trinidad and Tobago


En 2006 existian propuestas de al menos dos fundiciones de aluminio en Trinidad y Tobago. Alutrint Proyecto conjunto entre el Gobierno de la Republica de Trinidad y Tobago y la firma Venezolana Sural. El Gobierno, a traves del National Energy Corporation tiene una participacion del 60% y Sural posee el 40% restante.

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Basic Data
NameAlutrint and Alcoa plants, Trinidad and Tobago
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
ProvinceSouth West peninsula
SiteLa Brea, Cap de Ville
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Industrial and Utilities conflicts
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Mineral processing
Metal refineries
Specific Commodities
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsAlutrint Procesaria 65 000 toneladas metricas/ano Alcoa 341 000 toneladas/ano
Project Area (in hectares)262
Level of Investment (in USD)1500000
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2006
Company Names or State EnterprisesAlcoa from United States of America
Sural from Venezuela
National Energy Corporation from Trinidad and Tobago
Relevant government actorsThe Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago, diciembre de 2006
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersResidentes de La Brea, Residentes de Cap de Ville, Otras asociaciones civicas
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups MobilizingNeighbours/citizens/communities
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of MobilizationOfficial complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Debates publicos
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Soil contamination, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems
Health ImpactsPotential: Deaths
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Displacement, Loss of livelihood
Project StatusStopped
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseStrengthening of participation
Fostering a culture of peace
Application of existing regulations
Project cancelled
Do you consider this as a success?Yes
Why? Explain briefly.Las plantas no se construyeron en los lugares seleccionados.
Sources and Materials

Database of Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL


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ContributorPatricio Chavez y Joan Martinez Alier
Last update08/04/2014