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Vale mulls remote-controlled trains to work around risky dam in Brazil

Iron-ore giant Vale is considering the use of remote-controlled trains near a tailings dam that Brazilian authorities say risks collapsing and getting workers buried. It would take around 60 days for Vale to implement the solution, according to a person familiar with the plan, who asked not to be named because they’re not allowed to discuss it in public. “Vale is studying alternatives for the circulation of trains in the region for the flow of its production and that of third parties,” the Rio de Janeiro-based company said in response to questions.

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