Vale halts operations at Onça Puma nickel mine following judicial order

Vale said it has halted mining activities at its Onça Puma nickel mine in Brazil's northern state of Para, following a judicial decision taken on Friday August 14.

A Brazilian federal court ordered the company to halt activities until it can demonstrate what has been done to compensate the native communities in the area. The court also ordered Vale to deposit 1 million Reais ($286,700) for each indigenous groups affected, which will be kept until it implements the compensation programme. Vale, which...

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Danielle Assalve

August 17, 2015

01:50 GMT

Sao Paulo

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