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Vale informs about the Public Prosecutors of Minas Gerais operation

Mining News - Published on Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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Vale SA informed that, on this date,the Public Prosecutors of the State of Minas Gerais triggered an operation with the goal to fulfill new warrants served for search and seizure and temporary arrests related to the dam breach of the Dam I of the Córrego de Feijão mine. Vale informs that it is fully cooperating with the authorities. Vale will continue to support the investigations in order to determine the facts, in addition to the unconditional support to the families.

Eight employees of Brazilian mining giant Vale were arrested on Friday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the deadly dam disaster in the town of Brumadinho, which killed at least 166 people with over a hundred still missing.

Four people from the German consulting group Tüv Süd, the company that certified the safety of Vale’s dams, were also detained. All of the Vale employees arrested, including two executives, were responsible for the security and stability of the Brumadinho dam and will remain in prison for 30 days, GloboNews TV channel reported. Those arrested were responsible for the security and stability of the Brumadinho dam and will remain in prison for 30 days.

This follows the arrest of five people last month, including three employees and two other engineers working on behalf of the company, deepening a crisis for the company after another deadly disaster at one of its mines.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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