Plan to support agricultural activities provides remedial and compensation actions to farmers
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Plan to support agricultural activities provides remedial and compensation actions to farmers

12/28/2016 3:00 PM

Continuing the work plan focused on resuming agricultural activities of the affected regions, it was performed a complete survey of all farmers with areas irrigated by the Gualaxo, Carmo and Doce Rivers. The survey brings the impacts generated by the passage of the turbidity plume in the properties, either with loss of production or damage to land and equipment.

The study complies with clause 180 of TTAC, and is allocated to the Water Quality Investigation program, which monitors the quality of rivers in the affected stretch. Properties located within a kilometer of each riverbank were considered. The next stage will begin the implementation of remedial and compensatory measures for damage caused.

Among the proposed remedial actions, there are the improvement of the land characteristics and the strengthening of vegetation to prevent erosion. There may also be financial compensation for the period without production, drilling of artesian wells, repair of irrigation systems, and technical monitoring by agronomists for up to two years. All work will be presented to the Interfederative Committee for approval this month.

Renova Foundation

The Renova Foundation has the mission of implementing and managing the reparation, restoration and reconstruction programs for the regions impacted by the bursting of the Fundão dam, located in the subdistrict of Bento Rodrigues, in Mariana, Minas Gerais.

The Foundation's role is to restore and reestablish the communities and the resources impacted by the bursting and also substitute or compensate what cannot be remedied, always in an efficient, proper, transparent and ethical manner.

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