Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman has stepped down in the wake of the deadly Brumadinho tailings disaster

Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Brazil's National Mining Agency has ordered the immediate suspension of activities at the complexes

Geomechanics / Ground ...

22 FEBRUARY 2019
Vale evacuates people near Mar Azul mine

Vale evacuates people near Mar Azul mine

Preventative measure due to uncertainty over upstream tailings dam

Geomechanics / Ground ...

18 FEBRUARY 2019
Communities evacuated in Minas Gerais as a precaution

Communities evacuated in Minas Gerais as a precaution

Vale and ArcelorMittal are both evacuating communities near upstream tailings dams in Minas Gerais

Geomechanics / Ground ...

08 FEBRUARY 2019
"The dam collapsed so fast that the sludge engulfed the alarms"

"The dam collapsed so fast that the sludge engulfed the alarms"

Vale's Fabio Schvartsman gave a press conference after a meeting with Brazil's prosecutor general

Geomechanics / Ground ...

01 FEBRUARY 2019
Vale to decommission upstream tailings dams

Vale to decommission upstream tailings dams

Vale has announced that it will decommission all its tailings dams built using the upstream method

65 dead, hundreds missing after another Vale dam collapse

65 dead, hundreds missing after another Vale dam collapse

Vale announced on January 25 a tailings dam near its Feijão iron ore mine had suffered a "breach"

Steps taken towards Samarco settlement

Steps taken towards Samarco settlement

Vale and BHP sign agreement with Brazilian authorities regarding the Samarco tailings dam failure

BHP approves financial support for Samarco

BHP approves financial support for Samarco

BHP has approved US$250 million in financial support for the Renova Foundation and Samarco Mineração...

Base metals

03 JULY 2017
US mining deaths drop to new low

US mining deaths drop to new low

Data released by the MSHA indicates that US mining deaths drop to another new low in 2016

Sustainability

04 JANUARY 2017
The disaster at Levant

The disaster at Levant

On October 20, 1919, there was a serious accident at the Levant tin and copper mine in Cornwall

Mining the past

13 DECEMBER 2016
Samarco investigation report published

Samarco investigation report published

A panel has published its findings into the immediate causes of the failure of the Fundão tailings dam...