UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO BRAZIL DAM COLLAPSE
On January 30, United Nations human rights experts called for an impartial investigation into the collapse of a dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on January 25, and into toxicity of the waste from the iron ore mine. The dam is owned by Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner. One expert urged the government to prioritize safety evaluations of dams, and to refrain from authorizing new tailing dams until safety has been ensured. The Minas Gerais state labor prosecutors' office has frozen more than 800 million reais of Vale's funds as compensation for victims of the collapse. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-vale-sa-disaster-un/u-n-rights-expert… and https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-vale-sa-disaster-fine/brazils-vale-ha….