Vale Workers at Brumadinho Want R$5 Billion in Compensation

According to lawyers the compensation for moral damages has to ‘commensurate with the size of the tragedy and the extent of the irresponsibility with which Vale acted’.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives of Vale workers who were victims of the break of the Feijão Dam, in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais are filing a collective action against the mining company. According to lawyer Maximiliano Garcez, workers are asking for R$5 billion in compensation for the collective social and moral damages caused by the multinational.

"We are also demanding that Vale be held accountable for the victims' last family members in the coming decades. That Vale take responsibility for mitigating the suffering of family members," Garcez told reporters.

The lawyer added that . . .

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