Corporations & their agents Archives: Vale

Krenak indigenous peoples impacted by Mariana mine spill tragedy call for expansion of territory

by Marcela Belchior / Adital via Intercontinental Cry What would initially appear to be the end of the line for the culture and survival of the Krenak indigenous people, impacted by the pollution of the Rio Doce, from the Mariana tragedy, in southeastern Brazil [state of Minas Gerais], could rekindle a 25 year struggle. After being left unable … Continue reading Krenak indigenous peoples impacted by Mariana mine spill tragedy call for expansion of territory

Dam breach of open pit iron ore mine catastrophic for Brazil

Cyntia Beltrão reports from Brazil on what may be the country’s worst environmental disaster ever, at the Samarco open pit project jointly owned by Vale and BHP Billiton: Last Thursday, November 5th, two dams containing mine tailings and waste from iron ore mining burst, burying the small historic town of Bento Rodrigues, district of Mariana, … Continue reading Dam breach of open pit iron ore mine catastrophic for Brazil