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Vale denies previous knowledge of risk in ruptured dam

Mining News - Published on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

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Xinhua reported that Vale has denied having previous knowledge of any collapse risk with its collapsed tailings dam in Brazil on Tuesday. In a press conference held in Vale's headquarters in Rio, the company denied risk of collapse in the Brumadinho dam showed by some reports in 2017. According to Vale execs, the Brumadinho dam was stable then.

The dam, located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil, collapsed on Jan. 25, killing hundreds of people.

In the past few days, Brazilian media outlets ran stories stating that Vale knew that the dam was at risk and did nothing to prevent the rupture, which caused a wave of muddy iron ore mining waste to go down the valley, destroying residential neighborhoods and Vale buildings at the mining complex.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Feb 2019
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