Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Brazilians pay homage to victims of dam collapse

SA miners to review tailings dams after Brazil disaster Watch: The moment Vale's tailing dam collapses
Laurie Berry | 02 February, 2019, 23:39

The sledge caused by the dam collapse tracked straight for Vale's cafeteria, where numerous workers were eating lunch.

Mining giant Vale, owner of the iron-ore tailings dam that collapsed in Brazil's southeast Minas Gerais state, said Thursday that it was seeking an out-of-court settlement with the regional government.

The dramatic footage shows a wave of reddish brown mining waste gushing under a bridge with tremendous force in Minas Gerais, eat Brazil. Brazilian authorities arrested five people they believe to be directly responsible, including two engineers from a German company contracted to inspect the dam.

The dam collapse that killed more than 100 people in Brazil was inevitable because of lax regulations, residents have claimed.

"Prince Philip and I were deeply saddened to learn of the devastation and loss of life caused by the ruptured dam in Brumadinho".

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Vale said Friday it is expanding financial aid to those affected by the dam collapse. Vale described the document as a routine disaster preparation plan required by regulators.

The internal study reported by the Folha newspaper was dated April 18, 2018, and outlined the likely impact of a collapse at the dam. A 2015 mine tailings dam collapse at a site co-owned by the company caused widespread environmental damage.

The study envisaged that sirens would alert workers if the dam burst.

Officials with the Mines and Energy Ministry and the National Mining Agency (ANM) told reporters on Friday that the cause of the rupture was still unclear.

Environmental groups accused the previous Congress and president of rolling back significant protections, and many expect further weakening under President Jair Bolsonaro, who has said environmental regulation hamstrings several industries, including mining.

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