SÃO PAULO Anglo
American Plc has been fined $9.9 million following a fatal
accident late last week at its floating dock on the Amazon
River, used for loading iron ore from its Amapá
operation in northern Brazil onto vessels.
The 20-million-reais fine takes
into consideration the environmental impact as determined in a
technical report and the size of the operation, said Imap, the
environmental institute in Amapá state.
"The company has not received
any official notification from Imap (about the fine)," a
spokeswoman for London-based Anglo American told AMM
sister publication Steel First.
The miner halted shipments from
Amapá following the March 28 accident, which left three
workers dead when the river bank where the dock was moored
amm.com, April 2). Three other workers are still
The federal prosecution service
in Amapá earlier this week launched a probe into the
cause of the accident and its potential environmental
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.