Vale's Brucutu mine to resume operations later than expected

Vale’s Brucutu iron ore mine in Brazil will not resume normal operations as early as was intended, the Brazilian miner said on Monday March 25.

A civil court ruled on March 22 that operations should halt at several tailings dams, one of which is used by the mine, in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais.
The dams affected by the decision were Paracatu, Lavra Azul, Dicão Leste, Mosquito, Cobras, Barragem Sul, Sabiá, B3, Estrada de São Gonçalo, Barragem Principal, Barragem Captação, Pocilga and Athayde. Of these, Barragem Sul is the one linked to Brucutu’s operations.

“[This decision] will only affect operations at the Brucutu mine,” Vale said. “Consequently, Brucutu will not resume its operations within the...

Published

Renato Rostás

March 25, 2019

14:38 GMT

São Paulo