Vale resumes cargo transportation near Barao de Cocais iron ore mine

Monday, 10 June 2019 21:23:05 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

Brazilian miner and iron ore producer Vale said it resumed on Friday cargo transportation through the Belo Horizonte section it operates. Vale owns a passenger and iron ore railway named Estrada de Ferro Vitória a Minas (EFVM), and the company said it resumed cargo transportation following an inspection by a foreign external consultancy, which concluded that an eventual collapse near the north pit of the Gongo Soco mine would not affect or hit the railway.

As previously reported by SteelOrbis, Vale halted cargo transpiration due to the proximity of the railway to the Gongo Soco mine, where a dam was reported to have a high chance of collapsing. Vale did not disclose how much iron ore it can transport through the EFVM railway.

Vale said it will request Brazilian mining agency ANM to resume operations at the railway on a “regular basis.”

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