On February 15, Brazil’s National Mining Agency (ANM) released a new regulation establishing the ban of all dams in the country built with the upstream method following the dam failure at Vale’s Córrego de Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Companies holding such structures will have six months to present a technical decommissioning project and until August 15, 2021, and August 15, 2023, to fully conclude deactivation processes of inactive and active dams, respectively.
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