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Dams, Reparation

Updates on preventive measures in the region of Macacos (Minas Gerais)

Among the measures taken are assistance and support to families of the Macacos community

Vale will continue providing all support and assistance to the families of the Macacos community, in the city of Nova Lima, until the situation stabilizes. The company has provided accommodation, food, transportation, medicines and basic need items, and has a multidisciplinary team composed of psychologists, social assistants and physicians at the help centers, the Macacos Community Center, in two hostels located in Macacos, and in two hotels in Belo Horizonte.
After a meeting on Monday (February 18), the State and Municipal Civil Defense and the Military Police decided to reopen access between the Capela Velha district and Macacos from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm. Access to Macacos via AMG160 will also be allowed during the same hours, in a stop-and-go scheme.
The Military Police will oversee the transportation of residents, to be arranged and provided by Vale.
Vale is providing transportation (vans and cars) for students who live in Macacos and study in Nova Lima and for residents who commute between Macacos and Belo Horizonte. Check out schedules and itineraries:

Departure from Macacos: Vale will provide transportation between the São Sebastião church, Capela Velha, the road to Macacos and the access road to Macacos (Mar Azul mine). From this point, the public transport on route 3915 to downtown Belo Horizonte is operating normally.
Departure from Belo Horizonte: The city bus operated by Santa Fé will cover the trip from route 3915's departure point at Guarani street to the access road to Macacos. Vale will provide transport from the access road to Macacos (Mar Azul mine) to Capela Velha, with final stop at the São Sebastião church.
About Honório Bicalho and Raposos
The City Government of Nova Lima and the Municipal Civil Defense are advising residents of Honório Bicalho and Raposos on how to behave in case of an emergency.

Vale announces that the inspections on the dam B3/B4 were intensified and no anomalies were detected. New inspections are being carried out together with Brazil's National Mining Agency.
More Information:
Civil Defense of Nova Lima: 3542-5610 or 199
Civil Defense of Raposos: 3543-4180 or 99136 7779
Fire Service: 193
Military Police: 190
Municipal Civil Guard of Nova Lima: 153
Vale Helpline Numbers:
0800 821 5000 | 0800 821 7000 | 0800 031 0831


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