By Jennifer Jensen, Associate Editor

Engineering and Mining Journal offers its prayers and condolences to our friends and colleagues at Vale and all those who have suffered a loss during this tragedy.

Brazil’s Vale SA will invest about US$70 million in dam management in 2019, an increase of around 180% when compared to the US$30 million that was invested in 2015. This comes after a tailings dam collapsed on January 25 at Vale’s Córrego de Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, killing at least 150 people and leaving more than 180 still missing when part of its contents reached the company’s administrative area and part of the Vila Ferteco community.
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