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Brazilian court orders Vale to suspend dam operations at two more mines

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As reported by Reuters, earlier this week a Brazilian court ordered Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, to suspend dam operations at two mines, demanding that it prove the structures are stable.

The court decision came on Friday last week. Vale has been facing increased scrutiny after a dam collapsed in the town of Brumadinho in January, killing some 300 people, the second tragedy of its kind in four years. Vale said on Friday it had received a court order to suspend activities at a different dam.

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