World Rainforest Movement

Aracruz: trade union requests information

The main trade union of Aracruz Celulose (SINTICEL) has a project to monitor the pulpmill’s effluents. The union is convinced than the company is tampering the results of the chemical analysis of its effluents, thus subjecting the whole community to health hazards and impacting on the ecosystem. SINTICEL has the technical capacity to establish its own laboratory to carry out the chemical analysis of effluents, but lacks the financial resources to do so. If anyone can make any suggestions on possible funding sources for such project, please get in contact with SINTICEL’s president Joaquim Artur Duarte Branco (Artur) .