For over five decades, the place where BTP is setup was one of the largest environmental liabilities of the State of São Paulo, and the largest in port area in the country.
Fully monitored by the Prosecutor’s Office, Ibama, Cetesb and other bodies in charge, BTP recovered the area in 30 months by decontaminating the environmental liability, and integrating an important economic player not only to the Port of Santos, but to the country.
In 2009, BTP started to separate waste and wash the soil. Almost 1.2 million tons of contaminated materials were disposed of in the industrial landfill of Caieiras, in the interior of the state of São Paulo – which represents 17.5 thousand truck trips to the landfill.
With investments worth R$257 million, the environmental remediation was completed in March 2012. In June 2012, BTP received a positive technical opinion from Cetesb, confirming the end of the process.