Brazil’s S11D iron-ore mine a reality check for Australian politicians – CME

Brazil’s S11D iron-ore mine a reality check for Australian politicians – CME

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – The Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) has warned that the commercial start of the $19.7-billion Eliezer Batista S11D iron-ore mine, in Brazil, is a reality check for Australian politicians looking to use the sector as a “bottomless cash cow”. CME CEO Reg Howard-Smith said on Tuesday that commercial operations at the world’s largest iron-ore mine was expected to start this month, with mining giant Valetaking […]

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Rush to speed Brazil mine permit may be behind dam disaster

Mining companies often complain endless red tape makes it hard to do business in Brazil but prosecutors and environmentalists say burst dams at an iron-ore mine that triggered massive flooding last week point to gaping lapses in regulation. The floodwaters and mudflow killed at least two people and another 25 are still listed as missing […]

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