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Five People Linked to Vale’s Dam Collapse Arrested in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three Vale employees responsible for the licensing of the dam that broke in Brumadinho and two engineers from a partner company, who attested recently to the stability of the project were arrested on Monday. Mining giant, Vale, says it will cooperate fully with authorities.

“With regards to the warrants served this morning, Vale informs that it is fully cooperating with the authorities. Vale will continue to support the investigations in order to determine the facts, in addition to the unconditional support to the families,” read the statement issued by Vale . . .

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