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Brazil arrests eight Vale employees in alleged cover-up in dam disaster

1:08pm EST

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police arrested eight employees of mining firm Vale SA on Friday, accused by state prosecutors of covering up weaknesses at a dam that collapsed and likely killed more than 300 people.

Vale CFO says miner's top managers were unaware of dam risk report

Feb 12 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Senior management at Brazilian miner Vale were never shown internal security documents indicating that its dam at Brumadinho was at risk of collapse, the company's chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

Vale CFO says miner's top managers were unaware of dam risk report

Feb 12 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Senior management at Brazilian miner Vale were never shown internal security documents indicating that its dam at Brumadinho was at risk of collapse, the company's chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

REFILE-Vale CFO says miner's top managers were unaware of dam risk report

Feb 12 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 12 Senior management at Brazilian miner Vale were never shown internal security documents indicating that its dam at Brumadinho was at risk of collapse, the company's chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

Brazil evacuates towns near Vale, ArcelorMittal dams on fears of collapse

Feb 08 2019

BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO Some 700 people were evacuated early on Friday from Brazilian towns near two separate tailings dams operated by Vale SA and ArcelorMittal on mounting fears of a recurrence of last month's deadly dam burst nearby.

Brazil's Vale must change behavior after deadly dam bursts: solicitor general

Feb 02 2019

BRUMADINHO, Brazil Brazilian miner Vale needs to change its behavior, cooperate more with authorities and be more transparent after a deadly dam collapse at one of its mines that likely killed more than 300 people, Brazil's solicitor general said on Saturday.

Brazil's Vale must change behavior after deadly dam burst -solicitor general

Feb 02 2019

BRUMADINHO, Brazil, Feb 2 Brazilian miner Vale needs to change its behavior, cooperate more with authorities and be more transparent after a deadly dam collapse at one of its mines that likely killed more than 300 people, Brazil's solicitor general said on Saturday.

Deadly Brazil dam burst likely had same cause as previous one: official

Feb 01 2019

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil The collapse of a Brazilian dam controlled by miner Vale a week ago likely happened because parts of the sand and dried-mud structure dissolved into liquid, a state regulator said in an interview, similar to what caused another deadly mining disaster less than four years ago.

Brazilian anger unabated by Vale vows after dam disaster

Jan 31 2019

BRUMADINHO, Brazil Residents devastated by a mining dam burst in Brazil that may have killed more than 300 people reacted on Thursday with indifference and in many cases anger to miner Vale SA's pledges to pay victims' families and improve safety.

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