Brazil’s Vallourec forced to take precautionary measures after dike’s overflow

Brazilian pipe producer Vallourec has been forced to make repairs at its iron ore mine in the country's southeastern Minas Gerais state, after a dam overflowed on Saturday January 8.

On Saturday, its Lisa dike, in the company’s Pau Branco iron ore mine, overflowed because of heavy rainfall, causing a flood in a nearby road. The Lisa dike is a structure used to contain stormwater, not a mining tailings dam, the company said.

“Since the flooding...

Published

Felipe Peroni

January 10, 2022

18:08 GMT

São Paulo