Vale Will Begin Disposing of Tailings From Dam Breach at Feijão Mine
This measure is part of the Integrated Tailings and Waste Management Plan delivered and approved by the relevant authorities. The company expects the tailings deposited at the valley of Ferro- Carvão stream up to the confluence of Paraopeba river will be removed and disposed of in the extraction site by 2023.
Vale said it will separate waste — such as metals, rubber, and wood — before disposing of the tailings in the extraction site. This process complies with the specifications of the environmental agencies so that the tailings conditions are adequate to be disposed of and for the proper disposal of waste. In order to carry out this action, the company will use the screens from the Dry Ore Treatment Plant (ITMS, Instalação de Tratamento de Minério a Seco) of Córrego do Feijão mine and other mobile screens.