July 2, 2019 / 3:55 PM / a year ago

Brazil Senate committee recommends blanket ban on mining tailings dams

BRASILIA, July 2 (Reuters) - A Brazilian Senate committee investigating a deadly dam collapse at a Vale SA mining facility recommended on Tuesday that Congress pass a blanket ban on all tailings dams, with those already in place be decomissioned in 10 years.

The committee also recommended in its 400-page report on the findings of its investigation that taxes on mineral production should be raised and that a law should be passed to create additional types of environmental crimes. (Reporting by Jake Spring; Editing by Christian Plumb)

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