Government mulls Vale sanctions

THE Brazilian government is pondering fresh sanctions, some of them criminal, against Vale over the Corrego do Feijao iron ore mine tailings dam disaster with a government official calling it a “repeat offence”.

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The reject wave from the Corrego do Feijao tailings dam disaster is progressing at below 1kph.

Attorney General of the Union Andrew Mendonca said Vale could suffer civil, administrative and criminal sanctions once investigations into the tragedy were concluded.