It was unleashed Friday when the dam storing iron ore waste for big Brazilian mining company Vale SA breached. Officials warned Tuesday that the death toll was expected to rise significantly, with .
The collapse of a dam in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil on Jan. 25 left at least 58 people dead and hundreds missing. The dam held the waste by-product of iron ore mining from a nearby mine .
By Gram Slattery. BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian rescue workers searched for hundreds of people missing and feared dead under a sea of mud after a tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA , killing at least 34 people and halting mine operations.
Vale SAs is the worlds largest producer of iron ore, the raw ingredient for making steel. The Brazilian companys American depository shares plunged 15.8% Monday on the New York Stock .
Understanding Brazilian iron ore production Brazil is the worlds second largest iron ore producing country behind Australia. ~70% of exports go to East Asia and ~15% of exports to Europe. Brazils iron ore is some of the highest quality to be found in the world. In 2018, the average Fe content of Brazilian iron ore exports was 64.5%.
A dam owned by the mining giant Vale S.A. ruptured in the town of Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil, flooding homes and cars in sludge, and leaving scores missing, the authorities said.
Brazilian authorities are planning to ban the practice altogether, which could have further implications for global iron ore supply. Photo: The Bento Rodrigues disaster claimed 19 lives.
Members of a rescue team search for victims after a tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, on January 28, 2019. ... it is the ore above everything .
The Brazilian iron ore operation at the centre of the deadly mudslide disaster plaguing BHP Billiton and Vale is likely to stay shut for more than three years, according to Deutsche Bank.
More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes.
A collapse of a disused dam at an iron-ore mine complex in southeast Brazil killed at least seven people and left 150 missing, officials said, as they sought to evaluate the full scope of the .
Brazilian rescue workers continue searching for more than 300 people missing after a dam burst at an iron ore mine over the weekend.. The dam, which ruptured on Jan. 25 close to the Brazilian town .
Two-thirds of the roughly 300 workers at a Brazilian iron ore mine went missing on Friday the burst dam sent a torrent of sludge through its cafeteria at lunchtime, the chief executive of the mine .
Brazilian firefighters said on Saturday that at least 40 people were killed when a dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale, as rescuers continued to search for hundreds still missing.
The accident is the second involving Vale in the southeast Brazilian state of Minas Gerais within three years. A tsunami of toxic mud broke through a dam at an iron-ore .
The dam, owned by Brazilian iron-ore giant Vale SA, burst on Friday, burying the companys local offices, a busy lunchroom and a nearby village under a thick layer of reddish-brown muck.
A dam has failed at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil, unleashing a massive mudflow that buried the mining site and reached a nearby community, local officials say. At least 9 people were .
The dam, holding liquid waste from the iron-ore mine, had ruptured at lunchtime, spewing a mass weighing millions of tons (tonnes) out across the mine, including into the full cafeteria. "I used to live just under the dam. It was there I raised my daughters," said the woman, whose husband spent years working for Vale.
A tailings dam at a Brazilian iron ore operation owned by local mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) burst Friday, releasing a river of sludge that covered nearby buildings and forced the evacuation of .
60 million cubic metres of iron ore waste and mud hit the town of Bento Rodrigues. A red wave of toxic mud. A school in Bento Rodrigues, a subdistrict of Mariana in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, after the dam collapse. De Souzas house was nearly finished and ready to live in when on November 5, one of his colleagues arrived at the .
Brazilian authorities arrested five people Tuesday in connection with a dam collapse that killed at least 65 people and left nearly 300 missing as it plastered part of a small city with reddish .
The Civil Defense office in Minais Gerais state raised the confirmed death toll to 58, with up to 300 people still missing following the avalanche of iron ore waste from a mine Friday.
The mine is owned by Brazilian mining giant Vale. It was involved in a 2015 mine collapse in the same state that claimed 19 lives and is regarded as the countrys worst-ever environmental disaster.
The search for potential survivors of a dam collapse in Brazil has been suspended amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company was also at risk of breaching.
Last month, a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil, unleashing 50 million tons of highly toxic mud and mining waste, covering an area the size of 25,000 Olympic pools.
The dam failure and its impacts At 12:28 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019, tailings dam No. 1 of Vale's Crrego do Feijo iron ore mine near Brumadinho, Regio Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, suddenly failed, releasing almost its complete holdings of 12 million cubic metres of tailings in a big burst.. Travelling at up to 120 km/h, the tailings wave first touched the .
The collapse of the Fundao tailings dam, which stored mining waste and is owned by the Samarco joint venture between BHP and Brazilian iron ore mining company Vale, killed 19 .
The company is the worlds largest producer of iron ore, the raw ingredient for making steel. ___ 2 p.m. Firefighters say the death toll from a Brazilian mine dam collapse has risen to 60, with .
The disaster at one of Vale's Brazilian iron ore mines left 360 people dead or missing, submerged in millions of tons of muddy mining waste from a ruptured tailings mine. More.
Dozens Dead, Hundreds Missing After Brazilian Mining Company's Dam Collapses Some 300 people are still reported missing. In 2015, 19 people were killed when another Brazilian dam partly .
Firefighters receive equipment to open a vehicle found in the mud as they search for victims of Friday's dam collapse at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the .
Video shows massive wall of sludge surging toward city after dam collapse in Brazil At least 110 people were killed and hundreds remained missing, the AP said.
51 The boss of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sbastien Jacques, will step down following criticism of the mining giant's destruction of sacred Aboriginal sites. In May, the world's biggest iron ore miner destroyed two ancient caves in Pilbara, Western Australia. The company went ahead with blowing up the Juukan .