BREAKING NEWS

Brazil regulator says Vale failed to provide correct information about dam

Brazil regulator says Vale failed to provide correct information about dam
FILE PHOTO: A view of Brazilian mining company Vale's collapsed tailings dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, Feb. 13, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves -
Copyright
Washington Alves(Reuters)
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian mining regulator ANM on Tuesday criticized iron ore miner Vale SA <VALE3.SA> for failing to disclose problems with its Brumadinho tailings dam, adding that it could have demanded emergency measures had it been better informed.

The dam collapsed in late January, flooding a nearby company canteen and the surrounding countryside with mining waste and killing more than 250 people in the company’s second fatal mining accident in less than four years.

(Reporting By Jake Spring and Roberto Samora)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.
Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.