Vale suspends activities at Itabiruçu tailings dam; expects lower sales

Vale has suspended activities at its Itabiruçu tailings dam, which is located at its Itabira mining complex in the country’s southeastern Minas Gerais state.

The dam’s temporary shutdown will have an impact of about 1.20 million tonnes of iron ore output that is limited to 2019, since the Brazilian miner’s production plan has already accounted for a stoppage of the dam for most of the year, it said on Monday October 21. The Itabiruçu dam receives tailings from...

Published

Felipe Peroni

October 22, 2019

06:30 GMT

São Paulo