Vale decommissioning upstream tailings dams

IN THE wake of its latest tailings dam disaster, Brazilian iron mining giant Vale has announced it will decommission all its tailings dams built using the upstream method.

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The Fundao dam, which was at the heart of the Samarco disaster, was also an upstream dam.

Vale estimates it take about three years to decommission its upstream dams and cost about 5 billion Brazilian real ($A1.9 billion).