Ramboll to oversee restoration of Brazil’s Rio Doce Basin

30 March 2017

Ramboll has entered into a long-term agreement with the Federal Public Ministry of Brazil (MPF) in connection with the country’s November 2015 socio-environmental disaster.

Rio Doce remediation Samarco dam rupture

Rio Doce remediation Samarco dam rupture


Frank O. Marrazza

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The Federal Public Ministry of Brazil (MPF) has engaged Ramboll in connection with the November 2015 dam rupture at the Samarco iron ore mine in Mariana, Minas Gerais in the south-east of the country. The disaster killed 18 people and resulted in environmental, social and economic damage to the Rio Doce Basin.

Ramboll will evaluate and monitor the work of the Renova Foundation to ensure that the remediation programs achieve the promised outcomes, and propose any additional measures necessary to fully restore the area within the shortest time frame possible.

A team of more than 30 Ramboll specialists are involved, including experts in disaster remediation, ecology, geology, biology, and environmental and civil engineering.

According to Eugenio Singer, Managing Director Ramboll’s Environment & Health practice in Brazil, Ramboll is uniquely positioned for this role.

"Because we have all the relevant disciplines in-house,” he says, “we are uniquely positioned to conduct a detailed and critical analysis to determine not only whether the promised results can be achieved, but also whether they will meet the expectations of regulators, affected communities and the Brazilian people."

Read the press release here.

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