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Vale faces severe penalties over deadliest disaster in Brazil’s history

By Waithera Junghae

30 April 2019

Vale faces severe penalties over deadliest disaster in Brazil’s history Three firemen returning from a search operation of the collapsed tailing dam at Vale’s Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais. (Credit: iStock.com/ Samuel Chahoud)

An investigation into Brazil’s largest iron producer over a dam collapse that caused over 200 deaths could see the company face far tougher penalties than those caught up in Operation Car Wash.