¡Esto no Vale! Isso não Vale! Vale S.A. global operations lead to socio-environmental conflicts

On the occasion of the International Action for Rivers 2019, the ENVJUSTICE - EJAtlas team releases a global thematic map on socio-environmental conflicts in the world related to Vale S.A. mining and infrastructure projects

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Aimorés Hydroelectric Power Plant, Minas Gerais, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Land, Electricity, Water
Outcomes: Compensation, Land demarcation, Court decision (failure for environmental justice), Court decision (undecided), Under negotiation

Bauxite mining and deforestation in Oriximina (Para), Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Other, Aluminum/Bauxite, Timber
Outcomes: Compensation, Environmental improvements, rehabilitation/restoration of area, Land demarcation, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Migration/displacement, Strengthening of participation, Application of existing regulations

Bayovar mining by Vale - Miski Mayo, Peru 
: Peru
: In operation
Commodities: Other, Uranium
Outcomes: Compensation, Criminalization of activists, Deaths, Repression, Violent targeting of activists, New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study

Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, Para, Brasil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Land, Electricity, Water
Outcomes: Compensation, Corruption, Criminalization of activists, Migration/displacement, Violent targeting of activists

Biopalma against indigenous Tembé in the Amazon, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Land, Water, Palm oil, Pesticides
Outcomes: Migration/displacement, Under negotiation

Claiming against “black powder” at Tubarão Port in Vitória, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Iron ore, Steel, Lead
Outcomes: Institutional changes, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), New legislation, Technical solutions to improve resource supply/quality/distribution

Iron ore mining in Nova Lima, MG, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Iron ore
Outcomes: Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Court decision (failure for environmental justice), Strengthening of participation, New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study

Mining in indigenous territories and the RENCA Amazon reserve, Amapá - Pará, Brazil 
: Brazil
: Proposed (exploration phase)
Commodities: Other, Land, Copper, Gold, Iron ore
Outcomes: Institutional changes, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), New legislation, Project temporarily suspended

Copper mining in Canaã dos Carajás and Marabá, Pará, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Copper
Outcomes: Court decision (failure for environmental justice), Court decision (undecided)

Mining-metallurgical complex in Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Other, Cement, Iron ore, Steel, Charcoal
Outcomes: Strengthening of participation, Technical solutions to improve resource supply/quality/distribution, New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study

Iron ore mining in Gandarela Mountain Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil  
: Brazil
: Planned (decision to go ahead eg EIA undertaken, etc)
Commodities: Iron ore
Outcomes: Environmental improvements, rehabilitation/restoration of area, Negotiated alternative solution, New legislation

Hunter Valley Coal, New South Wales, Australia 
: Australia
: In operation
Commodities: Coal
Outcomes: Strengthening of participation

Hydro Alunorte alumina refinery in Barcarena, Pará, Brazil. 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Other, Land, Water, Aluminum/Bauxite
Outcomes: Criminalization of activists, Deaths, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Repression, Violent targeting of activists, Application of existing regulations, Project temporarily suspended

Kaolin pipeline on Quilombo land in Moju, Para, Brazil 
: Brazil
: Under construction
Commodities: Other
Outcomes: Compensation, Corruption, Criminalization of activists, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Court decision (undecided), New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study

Karonsi'e Dongi people and Vale mine in Sorowako, Sulawesi, Indonesia 
: Indonesia
: In operation
Commodities: Other, Land
Outcomes: Criminalization of activists, Migration/displacement, Repression

Mineria La Morada de Miski Mayo, Peru 
: Peru
: Stopped
Commodities: Copper
Outcomes: Compensation, Corruption, Criminalization of activists, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Repression, Strengthening of participation, Violent targeting of activists, Project temporarily suspended

Onca Puma nickel mining project in Ourilândia do Norte, Pará, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Other
Outcomes: Compensation, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Court decision (failure for environmental justice), Court decision (undecided), Migration/displacement, Under negotiation

Phosphate mining in Anitpolis, Brazil 
: Brazil
: Planned (decision to go ahead eg EIA undertaken, etc)
Commodities: Other, Chemical products
Outcomes: Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Strengthening of participation, Application of existing regulations, New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study

Coal mining in Tete Province by Vale and other companies, Mozambique 
: Mozambique
: In operation
Commodities: Land, Coal
Outcomes: Compensation, Criminalization of activists, Deaths, Migration/displacement, Repression, Violent targeting of activists, Application of existing regulations, Project temporarily suspended

Pig iron industries in Piquiá de Baixo, Maranhão, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Iron ore, Steel
Outcomes: Compensation, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Negotiated alternative solution, Strengthening of participation, Under negotiation, New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study, Other

Rhéébù Nùù group and Vale mining, New Caledonia 
: New Caledonia
: In operation
Commodities: Other
Outcomes: Compensation, Criminalization of activists, Court decision (victory for environmental justice), Application of existing regulations

Potasio Rio Colorado, Mendoza, Argentina 
: Argentina
: Planned (decision to go ahead eg EIA undertaken, etc)
Commodities: Other
Outcomes: Corruption, Institutional changes, Repression, Strengthening of participation, Technical solutions to improve resource supply/quality/distribution, Application of existing regulations, New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study

Samarco Tailings Dam Disaster, Minas Gerais, Brazil 
: Brazil
: Unknown
Commodities: Iron ore
Outcomes: Compensation, Migration/displacement, Under negotiation, Project temporarily suspended

Iron Mine on Simandou Mountain Range, Mine de Fer, Guinée  
: Guinea
: Stopped
Commodities: Iron ore
Outcomes: Corruption, Court decision (failure for environmental justice), Repression, Under negotiation, Violent targeting of activists, Project temporarily suspended

Tres Valles en Coquimbo, Chile 
: Chile
: In operation
Commodities: Copper
Outcomes: Corruption, Application of existing regulations

Vale company’s tailings dam failure in Brumadinho, MG, Brazil 
: Brazil
: Stopped
Commodities: Iron ore
Outcomes: Court decision (undecided), New legislation, Project temporarily suspended, Other

Vale's giant S11D iron ore project and Railroad Carajás, Pará, Brazil 
: Brazil
: In operation
Commodities: Iron ore
Outcomes: Compensation, Criminalization of activists, Migration/displacement, Repression, Strengthening of participation, Violent targeting of activists

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