Brazil's CSN forced into emergency action at iron ore mine's tailing dams

A Brazilian court has ordered iron ore mining company Minérios Nacional, owned by local steel and iron ore producer Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), to take emergency action to ensure the stability of two tailing dams in the country’s south-eastern Minas Gerais state.

The dams belong to CSN’s Fernandinho mining complex, in Rio Acima city. The mine’s iron ore output, currently around 18,000 tonnes per month, will not be affected by the order, according to CSN. The company must conduct an emergency safety inspection within the next...

Published

Felipe Peroni

March 19, 2018

20:35 GMT

São Paulo