Vale SA News

Vale to Pay $7 Billion for One of Worst Ever Mine Disasters

Vale SA reached a settlement agreement with Brazilian authorities for a dam collapse that killed 270 people and led to production cutbacks that stripped the company of the title of world’s biggest iron ore producer. The deal comes two years …

Brazil Prosecutors Ask Court to Remove Vale Managers Over Safety Concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO — Federal prosecutors in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state are seeking a court order for miner Vale SA to replace executives they accuse of disregarding safety methods in the aftermath of two deadly mining disasters. They have asked …

Miners Need More Engineers to Meet New Tailings Dam Safety Standard

JOHANNESBURG/TORONTO — Mining companies need more skilled engineers if they are to meet strict new global safety standards for tailings dams aimed at preventing catastrophic failures like those in recent years that have killed hundreds of people and inundated nearby …

Global Tailings Dam Standards Fall Short of Changes Sought by Civil Society Groups

TORONTO–A sweeping global standard that sets out how the world’s largest miners care for waste dams falls short of measures environmental and civil society groups say are needed to avert future disasters, according to a copy of the final draft …

Vale Report Blames Water Level for Brazil Mining Waste Dam Disaster

SAO PAULO — The deadly collapse of a Vale SA’s mining waste dam in Brazil was partially triggered by “a persistently high water level” that caused the structure to lose strength and stability, according to a report by a panel …