Brazil bans upstream mining dams after deadly Vale disaster

A view of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s government on Monday banned new upstream mining dams and ordered the decommissioning of all such dams by 2021, targeting the type of structure that burst last month in the town of Brumadinho, killing hundreds of people. Those dams, which hold mining byproducts, are cheaper to build but present higher […]

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