Vale said to have altered crucial data from dam disaster

New evidence reveals Vale, the company responsible for the tragic mining disaster in Mariana, in the state of Minas Gerais, tampered with important data regarding their activity in the area.

In November 2015 the Fundão dam burst, and a river of slurry swept through the neighbouring village of Bento Rodrigues, killing 19 inhabitants. The mining company responsible for the dam, was Samarco, joint owned by Vale and BHP Billiton. According to the Federal Police's report, Vale tampered with figures in order to deliberately obstruct the investigations.

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