Coronavirus forces mining giants to revise plans

By Bnamericas

Global mining group Anglo American and Brazilian mining giant Vale have said the coronavirus is having a negative impact on their operations.

Vale announced the slowdown of activities at its Voisey’s Bay nickel mine in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of efforts to guarantee the safety of indigenous people amid the spread of coronavirus. 

“On this date, Vale took the decision to ramp down its Voisey’s Bay mining operation and place it on care and maintenance for a period of four weeks, as a precaution to help protect the health and well-being of Nunatsiavut and Innu indigenous communities in Labrador in face of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Vale said in a statement.

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