Mining major Vale reopens vital port

A Brazilian judge has ruled that Vale may once again use a Brazilian export port for coal and iron ore. The port was closed after police carried out environmental investigations of the water and air quality at the port, reports Reuters.

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Vale has obtained permission from the court to reopen the port in Tubarao near Vitoria, Brazil, enabling the miner to freight coal and iron ore out of the country, Vales lawyer Sergio Bermudes tells Reuters.

The ruling, which came only four days after the court decided to close all of Vale's export out of the same port, entails one condition: Vale has to present a plan within 60 days for how the mining giant can solve the environmental problems at the port.

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