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Montevideo, July 19th 2019 - 10:18 UTC

Tag: iron ore miner

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2019 - 08:17 UTC

    
Brazil's Vale iron ore miner ordered to suspend operations in two more dams

    Vale has faced growing pressure to prove that its remaining dams are safe. The fatal disaster in the town of Brumadinho was the second of its kind in four years

    Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, to suspend operations at two more dams, demanding that it prove the structures are stable. The court decision dated Friday is the latest in a series of orders forcing Vale to halt operations at various dams that contain the muddy detritus of mining operations after one such barrier collapsed in January, killing some 300 people.