Vale Takes Flight With Its Aerial Seeding Program

About Vale

10/1/2020

Vale Takes Flight With Its Aerial Seeding Program

SUDBURY, September 28, 2020 – Vale’s annual aerial seeding program will take place between September 28 and October 9 with the use of helicopters. Vale’s aerial seeding program targets barren land requiring reclamation around the Company’s operations.

The Vale program, which started in 1990, has treated more than 3,900 hectares (9,650 acres) of land to date. This year’s treatment area will be approximately 100 hectares (247 acres), north of the Town of Wahnapitae.SUDBURY, September 28, 2020 – Vale’s annual aerial seeding program will take place between September 28 and October 9 with the use of helicopters. Vale’s aerial seeding program targets barren land requiring reclamation around the Company’s operations.

The Vale program, which started in 1990, has treated more than 3,900 hectares (9,650 acres) of land to date. This year’s treatment area will be approximately 100 hectares (247 acres), north of the Town of Wahnapitae.

While every effort will be made not to fly over nearby residential areas, local residents may notice low-flying helicopters near the Town of Wahnapitae. Residents are advised that this is part of Vale’s normal land reclamation activities and the low flight paths are necessary for the work to be effective.

Weather permitting, planes will depart from a private airstrip in Coniston and deposit loads of agricultural limestone, grass seed and fertilizer on the designated treatment areas.

Members of the media interested in visiting the helipad during aerial seeding to obtain visuals or seek an interview with the aerial seeding program supervisor, may do so by contacting danica.pagnutti@vale.com.

For more information, contact:

Danica Pagnutti
Corporate & Indigenous Affairs
Vale Canada, Ontario Operations
(705) 682-7165
danica.pagnutti@vale.com


Vale Takes Flight With Its Aerial Seeding Program