Brazilian prosecutors might charge Vale within days

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 00:36:53 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

A Minas Gerais state prosecutor might present criminal charges against Vale over the Brumadinho dam disaster in the “next few days,” according to a media report. The disaster killed over 250 people in January 2019.

The Reuters media report said prosecutor Andressa Lanchotti, who leads a task force of state prosecutors investigating the tragedy, told Reuters they expect to indict “15 to 20 people,” including Vale and TUV SUD executives. TUD SUD is the German inspection firm that attested to the stability of the failing Brumadinho dams.

Lanchotti contested Vale’s claim that the company couldn’t know the dam would collapse. “There were several factors pointing to risk - the risk was not unknown,” she told Reuters.


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