Brazil court tells Vale to halt its largest Minas Gerais mine

February 4, 2019

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A Brazilian court ordered miner Vale SA to suspend production at its Brucutu mine in Minas Gerais, which has an annual capacity of 30 million tonnes of iron ore, according to O Globo newspaper’s website.

Vale, owner of the Brumadinho tailings dam which ruptured last month, killing more than 100 people, did not have an immediate comment. Brucutu is Vale’s largest mine in Minas Gerais state.

(Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by Christian Plumb)