Vale starts emergency protocol to evacuate residents near Brucutu iron ore mine

Brazilian miner Vale has started emergency protocols to evacuate residents near the Norte/Laranjeiras dam of the Brucutu iron ore mine in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais.

"The rise in the emergency level reflects a conservative approach by Vale, although no relevant changes have been observed regarding the safety factors of the structure," the miner said on Wednesday November 18.
It is presently monitoring the safety conditions of the dam structure and is maintaining geotechnical investigations.

The Norte/Laranjeiras dam does...

Published

Paul Lim

November 19, 2020

04:51 GMT

Singapore