ArcelorMittal Evacuated 200 People at Brazilian Dam because of Risks

Steel giant ArcelorMittal evacuates 200 people near a dam of an iron ore mine of the company in Brazil. There are ‘risks’ about the dam.

The Brazilian authorities have warned the company, according to local media, of risks with a dam at the Serra Azul mine in the state of Minas Gerais. Approximately fifty families in the meantime would have been evacuated from the area.

The CEO of ArcelorMittal in Brazil, Benjamin Baptista, apologised to the local community for the inconvenience caused by the eviction. According to him, it is the only correct decision.

Experts are now investigating the dam for possible problems. What would go wrong with the dam is unclear?

In January, another dam collapsed at an iron ore mine of the Brazilian mining company Vale.

A massive stream of mud and trash debris parts of the site and nearby residential complexes near Brumadinho. There are now 150 victims of the dam break, and more than 180 people are missing.

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