• 16 December 2019

    City Announces Scholarship Winners for 2020

    The Leadership, Youth, and Respect in Kwinana (LyriK) Educational Scholarships award ceremony, held on Friday, 6 December at the Zone Youth Space, awarded sixteen local youths scholarships for the 2020 school year. For over a decade, the City of Kwinana and the LyriK program sponsors Aloca and Coogee Chemicals have...

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  • 08 December 2019

    School volunteers make a big difference

    EdConnect volunteers working in schools across the Kwinana, Peel and South West regions have added nearly $750,000 in value to the local community this year. About 150 volunteers provided close to 250 hours of support each week over the 2019 school year helping nearly 1,500 students across 22 primary and high schools. The support was provided through EdConnect Australia’s Connecting Generations for School Success Program, made possible through funding from the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • 03 December 2019

    Alcoa out and about with Pride

    Dressed in high-vis and hard hats, drenched with glitter and proudly flying a rainbow flag —there was no missing the flock of energetic Alcoa allies marching in the Perth Pride Parade last week in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

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  • 26 November 2019

    Alcoa proud at PrideFEST South West

    Alcoa has been out in all its colour supporting the LGBTIQ+ community in the South West through the highly successful PrideFEST South West.

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  • 24 November 2019

    Alcoa traineeships boost local skills

    Ten new trainees have secured work with Alcoa and over the next 18 months will learn how to oversee production at the company’s three alumina refineries in the Kwinana, Peel and South West regions of Western Australia.

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  • 17 November 2019

    Portland Aluminium smelter power outage

    At approximately 7.06pm EST on Saturday 16 November 2019, power supply to Alcoa’s Portland Aluminium smelter was lost due to an issue external to the plant associated with the incoming transmission line.

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  • 13 November 2019

    Alcoa employees approve Enterprise Agreement

    Alcoa Australia is pleased to announce employees at its Western Australian operations eligible to be covered by the Australian Workers Union (AWU) enterprise agreement (EA) have voted in support of a new proposed agreement.

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  • 10 November 2019

    Champions of Maths Graduate!

    The inaugural cohort of teachers from the Alcoa Champions of Maths program are ready for graduation, having increased their confidence to teach problem solving skills in their primary maths classes by over 50%. Champions of Maths was introduced in 2019 as an extension to the successful Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program. It is expected to benefit more than 8,000 students through intensive coaching and mentoring for primary school teachers and the ‘multiplier’ effect this creates.

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  • 10 November 2019

    Alcoa volunteers help green the Murray

    Alcoa volunteers are continuing to play a key role in efforts to improve an important stretch of the Murray River, near Pinjarra, this time planting more than 1,000 sedges and shrubs.

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  • 08 November 2019

    Alcoa recognised for emergency service volunteer support

    Alcoa has again been recognised for its support for emergency services during Western Australia’s 2019 Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards.

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  • 01 November 2019

    Alcoa apprentices boost local skills

    Twenty-three newly qualified tradespeople will provide a skills boost for local industry following the Alcoa apprentice graduation ceremony last week.

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  • 21 October 2019

    Alcoa continues to back female engineers with scholarships

    Aspiring female engineers have the opportunity to secure financial and in-kind support thanks to resources company Alcoa, which continues to be a leader in supporting women in this non-traditional field. Alcoa is now offering another two one-year $5,000 scholarships for the 2020 academic year at Curtin with applications opening on 14 October and closing on 6 March. More details can be found on Curtin’s website.

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  • 11 October 2019

    Alcoa proud for Pride

    Resources company Alcoa is continuing to champion LGBTQI+ inclusion in the workplace and community by signing on as a supporting partner with Pride WA for three-years. The multi-year partnership comes as Pride WA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the march on parliament that led to the formation of the organisation and the PrideFest Parade in Western Australia.

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  • 09 October 2019

    2020 graduates get first look at Alcoa

    An enthusiastic group of 17 new recruits were welcomed into the Alcoa fold at the company’s first Graduate Engagement Day last week — hearing career highlights and insights from leaders and former graduates and how the aluminium business operates in a competitive global market.

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  • 26 September 2019

    Local sustainability fellows inspired to make change

    ‘Doing something, even if it’s small, is better than doing nothing,’ is the message Caitlin Bayliss of Mandurah and Simon Bilsbury of Warnbro are keen to share since returning from a climate change research project in the Pyrenees Mountains of Andorra.

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  • 20 September 2019

    The (virtual) reality of safety

    Alcoa is joining the likes of the army, navy and air force to use virtual reality (VR) to undertake training for high-risk tasks at its alumina refineries in Western Australia.

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  • 19 September 2019

    Strong family ties for Alcoa’s Pinjarra Refinery

    When Port Kennedy resident Chris Hind commenced work at Alcoa’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery 12 years ago, he did not think he would one day share the workplace with his two daughters.

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  • 15 September 2019

    Alcoa employee volunteers spring into ACTION for Halo Team

    Alcoa volunteers put their do-it-yourself skills to work recently, painting and gardening the new Mandurah Halo Team Inc premises as part of the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

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  • 13 September 2019

    Alcoa chief named national Gender Diversity Champion

    Alcoa of Australia Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker has been named the national 2019 Gender Diversity Champion.

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  • 10 September 2019

    Alcoa advances refinery residue filtration for best-practice

    The new best-practice filtration facility will compliment Alcoa’s strong environmental performance. Significant local procurement and employment benefits have been delivered through an innovative project at Alcoa of Australia’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery that will reduce the operation’s footprint and improve its environmental performance. More than 230 Western Australian businesses secured work...

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  • 09 September 2019

    High School Students Get a Taste of University Life

    More than 200 Year 11 students from 19 schools across Perth and the Peel area recently attended camps at The University of Western Australia to get a taste of university life and learn about the opportunities available to them through a tertiary education.

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  • 06 September 2019

    Local teens face up to climate change

    Seeing the impacts of climate change firsthand has changed the perspectives of 27 Western Australian high school students forever, following their recent adventure to UNESCO world heritage sites in the United States of America as part of the Alcoa Foundation funded NatureBridge program.

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  • 26 August 2019

    Sustainability fund wins excellence award

    The Alcoa Harvey Waroona Sustainability Fund was recognised with the Enduring Partnership award at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 2019 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence held last week.

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  • 22 August 2019

    Alcoa boosts employment opportunities for Karnet inmates

    Inmates at Karnet Prison Farm are being given the opportunity to increase their employment prospects on release from jail thanks to a six-year partnership involving Alcoa and its contractor Piacentini and Son.

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  • 22 August 2019

    Peel students explore university entry with UWA Aspire

    Wanting to share his passion for science and support students at a critical time in their career journey is why Alcoa employee Richard Yeates has volunteered at university discovery sessions for Peel students conducted by not-for-profit group Aspire UWA recently.

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  • 12 August 2019

    Alcoa tops targets for sustainable rehabilitation

    Alcoa of Australia has exceeded rehabilitation targets at the Huntly and Willowdale bauxite mines in the Peel and South West regions of Western Australia. The Company progressively rehabilitates as it mines, with a strong focus on reducing the cleared footprint over time.

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  • 07 August 2019

    Scitech Brings Maths, Mystery and Murder to Peel and South West Primary Schools

    From 12 - 16 August, Scitech will host a series of ‘Maths Murder Mystery’ evenings at primary schools in the Peel and South West regions. Students, parents and teachers will be solving crime using mathematical techniques and analytical thinking.

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  • 07 August 2019

    Alcoa volunteers give home-grown support for vulnerable youth

    A safe-haven for at-risk youth in the Peel region has been given a good winter maintenance check and general upkeep by a group of employee volunteers from Alcoa’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery.

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  • 30 July 2019

    Cockatoo project takes flight

    A new partnership between BirdLife Australia and the Alcoa Foundation to conserve threatened black-cockatoos has soared to new heights this week.

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  • 24 July 2019

    Alcoa digs in with Friends of The Spectacles

    Alcoa employees teamed up with local volunteer group Friends of The Spectacles (FoTS) to plant nearly 800 seedlings at The Spectacles wetland, part of the Beeliar Regional Park, on Wednesday 17 July.

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  • 24 July 2019

    Alcoa rolls up sleeves to support National Tree Day

    Thousands of free native seedlings were distributed to Alcoa employees this week in support of National Tree Day. Once planted in local backyards, the seedlings will provide much needed habitat and food for the endangered Black-Cockatoo, closely aligning with Alcoa and Birdlife Australia’s partnership.

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  • 22 July 2019

    Safe Woman Safe Family receives ACTION boost from Alcoa

    Volunteers from Alcoa’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery took part in a backyard busy-bee for Safe Woman Safe Family recently, as part of the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

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  • 19 July 2019

    From welding to administration: smashing workplace stereotypes

    South Yunderup resident Mark Cook is challenging stereotypes in the workplace through his new role as an administration assistance at Alcoa’s Huntly Bauxite Mine, near Pinjarra.

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  • 26 June 2019

    Alcoa shares its world-renowned environmental expertise

    Alcoa of Australia’s world-renowned environmental rehabilitation work continues to attract international visitors looking to learn from the company. Alcoa Environmental Improvement Specialist, Cameron Richardson, shares insights on Alcoa’s approach to forest rehabilitation with Bhutanese government officials. Alcoa recently hosted a delegation of Bhutanese government geology and mining officials who were...

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  • 26 June 2019

    Young environmental enthusiasts get sound advice

    “Good socks and hiking boots will be your best friends.” That was the advice given to 27 Western Australian young people selected to participate in scientific expeditions in the United States through Alcoa Foundation scholarships.The students got together for the first time this week when Alcoa hosted a meet, greet and information session for them and their families.

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  • 23 June 2019

    Alcoa apprenticeships up for grabs

    Alcoa has a proud history of training generations of skilled tradespeople and in a continuation of the tradition has launched its 2020 apprenticeship recruitment campaign, which runs until July 15. Four-year apprenticeships in the following trade categories are on offer: mechanical fitters, fabricators / welders, heavy duty plant mechanics and industrial electrical instrumentation technicians.

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  • 12 June 2019

    Students plant to protect chuditch corridor on Serpentine River

    Baldivis Secondary College students rolled up their sleeves this week to start adding 1,000 plants to key wildlife habitat on the Serpentine River, at a site where chuditch (Western Quoll) have been spotted in recent years. The planting day at Lowlands Nature Reserve is the result of a partnership between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), Landcare SJ, Greening Australia, and funding body, the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • 31 May 2019

    Volunteers Sought to Help Green Murray

    In support of World Environment Day, volunteers are being sought to help plant 5,000 seedlings along the banks of the Murray River in Pinjarra, as part of a wider initiative to improve the local waterway and amenity.

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  • 30 May 2019

    Scitech and Alcoa Create Maths Champions

    More than 8000 students are expected to benefit from a new and innovative program to upskill maths teachers being delivered by Scitech in partnership with Alcoa of Australia.

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  • 29 May 2019

    Alcoa employees volunteer their green thumbs

    Alcoa volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to help set up sustainable garden beds in Perth as part of the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program

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  • 28 May 2019

    ‘Visible leadership and open conversations’: How Alcoa achieved AWEI Silver status

    Alcoa has been recognised as a Silver Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Awards. Visible leadership and more open conversations about LGBTI+ inclusion and equality in the workplace have helped the company amplify its culture of inclusiveness.

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  • 23 May 2019

    Alcoa bridges student ‘experience gap’ with vacation placements

    Alcoa is helping students bridge the ‘experience gap’ by offering more than 30 paid vacation placements during the November 2019 - February 2020 holidays. Eligible university students with a strong academic record, initiative and ambition are strongly encouraged to apply before Monday 17 June for the 12-week Vacation Student Program.

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  • 23 May 2019

    Pinjarra celebrates WA Day with first ever WA Day music concert

    Pinjarra locals will be dancing all evening when the town comes alive with the very first FREE Alcoa Pinjarra WA Day Concert on Saturday June 1 from 4pm to 8pm at Edenvale Homestead. Celebrating all things WA, the concert, hosted by the Shire of Murray, will feature an incredible West Aussie music line-up including Chain, Grace Barbe, Family Shoveller Band, Jack Runaway and Brooke Bugjea.

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  • 22 May 2019

    Alcoa paves the way for aspiring female engineers

    Resources company Alcoa is continuing to support women in the non-traditional field of engineering by providing another two scholarships to outstanding students.

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  • 08 May 2019

    Local students awarded environmental trip of a lifetime

    Twenty-seven Western Australian and two Victorian high school students have been selected to participate in scientific expeditions in the United States made possible by the Alcoa Foundation.

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  • 05 May 2019

    Local sustainability champions prepare for trip of a lifetime

    Alcoa Pinjarra Refinery employees Caitlin Bayliss and Simon Bilsbury are among eight Alcoa employees selected worldwide to participate in the Earthwatch Fellowship – a unique professional development opportunity that puts a focus on climate change research and sustainability practices.

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  • 15 April 2019

    Alcoa volunteers to roll up their sleeves

    Alcoa employees are set to inject more than 2,000 volunteer hours and about $200,000 into local community groups through the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

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  • 07 April 2019

    Alcoa counted on for annual cocky survey

    Alcoa employees have been looking to the sky in support of the annual Great Cocky Count and Western Australia’s iconic black-cockatoos. About 700 volunteers, including at least 10 from Alcoa, took part in this year’s Birdlife Australia-headed citizen science survey on Sunday 7 April, collecting vital information on the species as they came in to roost for the night at more than 420 sites across the south-west of the State.

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  • 01 April 2019

    Ten years of tonnes for community investment

    A three-way partnership launched 10 years ago between Alcoa of Australia, the Shire of Waroona and Shire of Harvey, was celebrated today as a model community investment fund which has strengthened the region with some of the best community facilities in regional WA.

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  • 25 March 2019

    Alcoa recruiting university graduates now

    Alcoa of Australia is recruiting 20 motivated and curious university graduates looking to accelerate their careers as part of its 2020 Graduate Program. Graduate roles are available in finance; procurement; health and safety; information technology; digital mining; mining engineering; research science; chemistry; chemical engineering; mechanical engineering; and electrical engineering.

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  • 18 March 2019

    Double win at women in resources awards

    Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) has been recognised for its champion commitment and outstanding initiatives in promoting gender equality, winning two prestigious awards at the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) 2019 Women in Resources Awards on Friday night.

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  • 07 March 2019

    Alcoa commits to #BalanceforBetter for International Women’s Day

    A gender-balanced workplace is firmly on Alcoa of Australia’s action list as the company celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 and gets behind this year’s campaign theme of forging a more gender-balanced world via #BalanceforBetter.

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  • 05 March 2019

    Scitech and Alcoa partnership continues to improve maths outcomes

    Scitech and Alcoa of Australia have signed a new three-year partnership that aims to improve children’s maths skills so they are able to meet the demands of the modern employment market where 75% of all future jobs are expected to require STEM skills.

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  • 24 February 2019

    Perth artist Miik Green recieves inaugural $10,000 Alcoa Aluminium Sculpture Award

    Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea, David Handley, Alcoa of Australia Managing Director Michael Parker, and artist Miik Green alongside ‘Thicket 018’. Sculpture by the Sea and Alcoa of Australia are pleased to announce the highly regarded Western Australian visual artist Miik Green as the inaugural recipient of the...

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  • 24 February 2019

    Alcoa: Top Employer for Gender Equality

    Alcoa of Australia’s commitment to gender equality in the workplace was today recognised for the 17th year running, with Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker firmly focused on creating an inclusive and equitable work environment for all. The Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency named Alcoa an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. The citation is a prestigious acknowledgment of organisations that encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in their workplaces.

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  • 19 February 2019

    Environmental Protection in Perth Receives Another Boost with the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program

    The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) continues to protect the environmental biodiversity of our Swan Region with more than $330,000 in gran ts awarded to 59 on ground projects at this morning’s annual SALP Funding Ceremony. The event celebrated the dedicated work of local volunteers and landcare groups to undertake...

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  • 25 January 2019

    A new group of eager apprentices join Alcoa

    Alcoa’s call for apprenticeships for its refineries and mine sites attracted more than 600 applications with twenty-five apprentices, a third of whom are female, joining Alcoa for the 2019 intake of the highly sought-after four-year apprenticeship program.

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  • 24 January 2019

    Micro-tech innovation aids Peel-Harvey Estuary reef restoration

    Researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Murdoch University are using new micro-tech devices to assess the viability of creating new shellfish reefs in the Peel-Harvey Estuary, near Mandurah, Western Australia. The work in the Peel-Harvey Estuary has been made possible through the support of the Alcoa Foundation, which has...

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  • 21 January 2019

    School volunteers make a big difference

    Volunteers in local schools helped more than 1,500 students in 2018 and in doing so made an economic contribution of nearly $800,000. Alcoa Foundation is providing US$180,000 to continue supporting EdConnect’s ‘Connecting Generations for School Success’ program in the local area for the next three years.

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  • 15 January 2019

    Alcoa chief recognised as gender diversity change-maker

    Alcoa of Australia’s Chairman and Managing Director and an employee-driven ‘call to action’ company initiative have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Women in Resources Awards. Michael Parker, an Alcoa employee of 25 years including four as head of the company, is short listed for the Women in Resources Champion award; while Alcoa’s Catalysts for Change program is an Outstanding Company Initiative category finalist. Vote for Michael for the People's Choice Award.

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  • 10 January 2019

    Calling young eco-warriors: apply for the trip of a lifetime

    High school students aged 16-18 years are invited to apply for an all-expenses paid scientific expedition to one of two fascinating National Parks in America sponsored by Alcoa Foundation.

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  • 04 January 2019

    Measuring rehabilitation has taken flight

    Rehabilitation assessment is a complex but crucial task, and new technology is now helping Alcoa of Australia safely and efficiently measure the progress of its world class environmental rehabilitation. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology is a remote sensing technology ideal for use in large areas, according to Alcoa Environmental Improvement Specialist, Cameron Richardson, who is pioneering its use for Alcoa’s environmental team.

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