- Water resources

ITV’s environmental geochemistry studies evaluate the possible contamination of waters and sediments to establish risk management and environmental safety plans and estimate the geochemical background and baseline in sediments and waters of the studied areas. The research takes place in the São Marcos Bay (M.A.), where the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal is located, a leading shipper of mineral cargo in Brazil; and in the Itacaiúnas River Basin (P.A.), which has shown an accelerated expansion in human settlement and economic activity in recent decades. The studies will provide a reliable record of current geochemical reality. In the future, such data will serve as a reference for a careful environmental assessment by the port operating company and environmental agencies.