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21 Aug 2023

Folha de Pernambuco

Brazil: Vale to pay $106 million in reparations for the displacement of more than 400 people due to the risk of a dam collapse

Agência Brasil - EBC

"Vale agrees to pay over $106m in compensation to Minas Gerais evacuees", 21 August 2023

...Vale has agreed to pay 527 million reais ($106m) in compensation to residents of Barão de Cocais, a town in Minas Gerais state, where residents were forced to evacuate due to risks of a tailings dam rupture.

In 2019, a portion of the town’s population close to the Sul Superior dam, at Vale’s Gongo Soco mine, was evacuated.

“The accord includes programs related to income, retraining in tourism and culture, strengthening of municipal public services and demands of the affected communities,” Vale said in a statement.

“An independent technical audit will be hired to monitor the results of the agreement, as well as independent technical assistance to help affected communities select, format, and present projects,” it added.

The Sul Superior dam has been inactive since 2008. It is permanently monitored and the completion of decommissioning of the dam, built in 1982, is scheduled for 2029...