As a results of this overflow, the sirens have been triggered yesterday morning, and the BR 040 was closed
The Dique Lisa, which overflowed in Nova Lima (MG) on Saturday, 8, had the emergency stage modified to 3 – which suggests a excessive emergency state of affairs, with higher rigor in the utility of the Emergency Action Plan for Mining Dams (PAEBM).
The info was shared this Sunday, ninth, by Vallourec, an organization that develops iron ore extraction actions at the Pau Branco Mine, the place the Lisa Dike, which carries mining tailings, is positioned. As a results of this overflow, the sirens have been triggered yesterday morning, and the BR 040 was closed.
Emergency stage three requires the evacuation of individuals residing in the space of the flood spot, which has already been performed, in response to Vallourec. The firm reported that there have been “few” residents in the area, however didn’t point out the quantity.
The firm added that it’s arranging for the removing of greater than 400 wild animals to breeding websites and nurseries accredited by environmental businesses, in a piece in partnership with wildlife specialists.
Vallourec identified that the construction of the Dique Lisa, whose perform is to manage the circulate of rainwater, stays steady, reiterating that there are not any information of fatalities from the aforementioned prevalence.
The firm additionally careworn that the Santa Bárbara Dam – additionally inside the Pau Branco Mine – has a unique construction from the Dique Lisa and is positioned at a unique level. This different dam shops solely water and sediment, without mining tailings, and “operated usually, at zero criticality stage and inside the parameters established by present laws”, in response to info from the firm.
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