Vale settles $630m in cases related to Brumadinho disaster

28th March 2022

By: Reuters


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SAO PAULO - Brazilian miner Vale said on Monday that individual settlements related to the Brumadinho dam disaster reached over three-billion reais ($629.92-million) so far, roughly three years after the incident.

The collapse of a tailings dam at Vale's Corrego do Feijao mine in Brumadinho released a mudflow that killed 270 people in January 2019.

The miner said that about 13 000 people affected by the disaster settled their cases to get reparations from the firm, including relatives of victims and people who had to leave their homes due to the incident.

At least one relative of each of the employees killed in the disaster have reached settlement agreements with the firm so far, Vale said in a statement

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