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Date: 05/21/19 09:26
Another Vale mining dam in the iminence of collapse
Author: pedrop

Hi, since Sunday night, all trains of Vale mining and VLI that run in the tracks that connects Vale system to Belo Horizonte city were ceased due to the iminence of Gongo Soco mine collapse and destroy a viaduct over the pit and also the mud dam nearby. Almost all trains ceased in my area due to this problem. No solution for now. Maybe they will be routed to São Paulo corridor to use Santos port. It will be a big trouble for Vale and VLI.
If the dam collapses, Barão de Cocais town can be destroyed.
Vale is moving 500 thousand tons of granite blocks to build a containment to the mud in of case the dam collapses.
The enviroment will suffer anothe big damage in Minas Gerais state. It is a tragedy annouced since a long time now becoming a sad reallity.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/19 10:12 by pedrop.



Date: 05/21/19 09:33
Re: Another Vale mining dam in the iminence of collapse
Author: pedrop

The Gongo Soco mine seen from the passenger train.
https://youtu.be/woaOH7E4sh4

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 05/21/19 10:12
Re: Another Vale mining dam in the iminence of collapse
Author: pedrop

A pic of mine taken from the passenger train. Note an ore train in the trim of the huge pit.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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Date: 05/21/19 11:24
Re: Another Vale mining dam in the iminence of collapse
Author: pedrop

This pic is from the news here. It says that the mine will collapse until next Sunday.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/19 11:25 by pedrop.




Date: 05/21/19 16:22
Re: Another Vale mining dam in the iminence of collapse
Author: DKay

thanks for the photos Pedro.That is one huge hole in the ground.
Regards,DK



Date: 05/23/19 12:24
Re: Another Vale mining dam in the iminence of collapse
Author: norm1153

Is there any current news on the possible dam failure?  Perhaps they are waiting for Sunday, as you wrote. 
Thanks, Norm
 



Date: 05/23/19 14:15
Re: Another Vale mining dam in the iminence of collapse
Author: pedrop

Hi, the news say the crack in mine wall is opening 10 cm a day. So, they imagine that it will fall soon.

norm1153 Wrote:
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> Is there any current news on the possible dam
> failure?  Perhaps they are waiting for Sunday, as
> you wrote. 
> Thanks, Norm
>  

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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