Brazil's Vale ordered to set aside $1.48bln for Brumadinho dam damages

Vale faces multiple legal battles

  

SAO PAULO- A judge in Brazil's Minas Gerais state partially granted an injunction sought by prosecutors ordering iron ore miner Vale SA to deposit 7.9 billion reais ($1.48 billion) for payment of potential fines related to a dam disaster last year.

Vale faces multiple legal battles after a tailings dam it owned and operated in the town of Brumadinho burst, killing more than 270 people.

($1 = 5.3354 reais)

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