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Brazil state judge accepts charges against Vale ex-CEO, others over dam burst


Brazil state choose accepts costs towards Vale ex-CEO, others over dam burst

FILE PHOTO: Pictures of victims are seen throughout a ceremony to mark one 12 months of the catastrophe of the tailing dam owned by Brazilian mining firm Vale SA in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, Brazil January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos/File Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A Brazilian state choose has accepted costs towards Vale SA former Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman and 15 others associated to a deadly catastrophe on the iron ore miner’s Brumadinho tailings dam a 12 months in the past, in line with an announcement on Friday.

The transfer by a choose in Brazil’s mining heartland of Minas Gerais, follows costs filed by state prosecutors on January 21 accusing the previous CEO and different 15 folks of murder.

The Brumadinho dam burst in January 2019 unleashed an avalanche of muddy mining waste which kil-led an estimated 270 folks, burying a lot of them alive.

The prosecutors allege Vale, Brazil’s largest mining firm, and German inspection agency TÜV SÜD systematically and deliberately hid details about questions of safety at its tailings dams for years.

Reporting by Marta Nogueira in Rio de Janeiro; Editing by Leslie Adler and Christian Plumb

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