Brazilian miner Vale has interrupted manufacturing at its Timbopeba mine and a part of its Alegria mine after prosecutors ordered the evacuation of an space across the close by Xingu dam, the corporate mentioned in a securities submitting.
The closures, within the state of Minas Gerais the place Vale has been concerned in two dam burst disasters, will scale back its output by 40 000 iron-ore tonnes a day, it mentioned.
In 2015 a dam operated by Samarco, a three way partnership between Vale and BHP Group within the city of Mariana, burst, adopted in 2019 by one other within the city of Brumadinho which killed nearly 300 folks.
Vale mentioned there isn’t any “imminent danger” of the Xingu dam bursting.
The corporate stopped visitors on the Fabrica Nova railroad, which normally transports iron ore produced at Usina Timbopeba. Timbopeba was closed briefly, lowering manufacturing by 33 000 iron-ore tonnes a day, the corporate mentioned.
“The corporate is working to renew operations, specializing in the protection of workers and surrounding communities”, Vale mentioned, with out elaborating additional.