Repair Overview


Repair Overview

Repair Overview​

Since the first hours after the breach of Dam I, at Córrego do Feijão mine, in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais), Vale has been providing affected people and their families with full support. Several recovery initiatives have been carried out in the social, environmental, Works and secutity sectors.

This page presents the accountability of these actions. Here are released the videos, the vision of the the Executive Board for Recovery and Development and the Repair Report document with all the information compiled.

Repair Report

Get to know all Vale actions in Brumadinho and region

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The indemnification proceedings are being conducted with the support of the Public Defender's Office. In total, there are three indemnification fronts. See below the highlights related to each of them.

Emergency Indemnification

More than 107,000 people with monthly compensation until Jan 2020

Individual and Group Indemnification

700 agreements signed

1,400 beneficiaries

Labor Indemnification

500 agreements signed

1,400 beneficiaries

Learn more about emergency payments agreement

Data until 10/18/2019

Check details about each indemnification front and its procedures

Areas of action

See the main actions by area: social, environmental, works and security. To learn all actions, acess the November Release.


About 2,000 workers
involved in the emergency construction works.​

R$ 144 million
invested in the emergency construction works.

R$ 450 million
in water withdraw works to guarantee supply to BH Region

Download the September Construction Work Report


More than 4 million
analyses of water, soil, tailings, and sediment along the Paraopeba river

+ 180 rescued animals
were adopted or returned to their families ​

+ 1.9 billion
liters of clean water returned to the Paraopeba River

Download the September Environment Report


Improvements in structures
such as water level reduction and drainage channel cleaning.

24 specialists dedicated
to monitor 70 dams
24 hours a day, 7 days a week *

Begin of the
R$ 7.1 billion investment for dam decommissioning

Download the September Safety Report

*Information updated on 10/26/2019

Check out more information about dams​

Video Gallery

Vale´s actions

Monthly monitoring


Until this month, Vale has signed more than 4,000 agreements, fully indemnifying people. Resources exceeding R$ 2 billion have already been allocated in these compensation actions. Besides compensation and donations, Vale has also structured the Comprehensive Assistance Program for Affected People. The project offers financial planning and education, support for the purchase of real estate, technical assistance to rural activities, microentrepreneurs, and income supplement activities, in addition to social monitoring.

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Since January 2019, the company has allocated more than R $ 2.3 billion for reparation and compensation actions. In recognition of the work of the corporations in Brumadinho, Vale also concluded this month the donation of 77 operating vehicles to public security agencies of Minas Gerais. Until October 23, the River Water Treatment Plant has returned over 1,9 billion lters of clean water to the Paraopeba river, according to the Conama standards.

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After eight months, more than 107,000 people are receiving emergency compensation. In total, 127 domestic animals under company´s care have already been returned to their owners or adopted in fairs promoted by Vale. An investment of R$ 7.1 billion is ongoing to decharacterize dams. Vale continues to monitor the Paraopeba river

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In August, the highlight is the construction of a new road access from Córrego do Feijão to Alberto Flores Avenue, connecting the community to the Brumadinho Center. Access will be paved and will allow safer local and transit vehicle traffic to be restored. To date, more than 106,000 people are already receiving emergency compensation on a regular basis and 575 animals out of 702 rescued are still under Vale's care.

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Up to July, 171 individual indemnities were paid and Vale will continue to evaluate cases of people affected who wish to apply for this right. Also this month, we concluded with the MPT of Minas Gerais one of the definitive agreement of indemnification for families of Vale employees and third-party workers affected. In the environmental area, 750 thousand cubic meters of material were removed and transported to an area authorized by competent bodies.

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Vale has worked with a total focus on repairing damage, with actions that include indemnities, donations to public agencies and impacted people, medical and psychological assistance, purchase of medications, among other services. In total, R$ 1.5 billion has been invested in environmental services, health materials, transportation and other logistical costs.

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Four months after the breach of the I Dam, more than 69 thousand residents have already received emergency compensation in 15 municipalities. Vale also signed an agreement with the Association of Mining Municipalities of Minas Gerais and Brazil (Amig) to make financial contributions totaling R $ 100 million. Structural works, humanitarian assistance actions and environmental monitoring are also being carried out. To know all the actions until then, read the Monthly Repair Report.

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In addition to caring for people, Vale takes actions related to the environment. Currently, there are 65 monitoring points along the rivers near the breached dam. Tailings samples are collected at 42 points near the dam and along the river. Five turbidity curtains are installed, and more than 300,000 water, soil, tailings, and sediment analyses have been made. Learn more about all the actions, read this month's report.

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Until this month, R$100,000 was donated to each of the 274 families of affected people in Brumadinho. In total, 10 hospitals and health centers, as well as five help centers, were made available to assist people affected in different cities. On March 15, Vale also established a contribution of R$20 million to the Fire Service of Minas Gerais, in recognition of the hard work done in Brumadinho. To learn more about these and other actions, read the Monthly Repair Report.

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This month, several expenditures were made to improve support for the affected communities. R$118 million was invested in medicines, water, equipment, and logistics costs. In addition, R$2.6 million was donated to the city of Brumadinho for the purchase of emergency equipment, hiring of health professionals, and supply of more than 12 million liters of water to 15 municipalities. Check out all our actions in the complete overview.

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