Brazilian court prohibits Vale from using dams, output may fall by 30 mln tpy

A Brazilian court has decided that iron ore miner Vale should halt operations at eight tailings dams in the country’s south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, where a dam failed recently, the company said on Monday February 4.

A court in Belo Horizonte, the Minas Gerais state capital, ruled that the company is no longer allowed to store more waste material or engage in any action that could compromise the stability and safety of the tailings dams identified as Laranjeiras, Menezes II, Capitão do Mato, Dique B, Taquaras, Forquilha I, Forquilha II and Forquilha III.

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Renato Rostás

February 04, 2019

19:15 GMT

São Paulo