Brazil mine disaster News

Mining Groups Should Be Required to Buy Insurance for Tailings Dams: Report

Mining companies should be required to buy private insurance for tailings dams and their board of directors should be held legally responsible for any disasters, a coalition of 140 environmental groups said in a report published on Tuesday. The recommendations, …

Brazil’s Vale Knew Deadly Tailings Dam Was Unsafe as Far Back as 2003: Report

An independent investigation requested by Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA into the causes of the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster that killed 270 people a year ago found the company knew about the problem but failed to deal with it. …

Vale Says Mine Collapse in Brazil Partially Linked to High Water Level

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 of experts appointed …