Stricter controls on mining aim to attract investment

Stringent new rules on the monitoring and control of mining activities in Brazil have been introduced and it is hoped that these will send a positive signal to potential investors. An Administrative Rule issued by the National Department of Mineral Production (Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral - DNPM) was enacted on October 18 consists of of 22 regulations aimed at curbing clandestine mining activity, and the large number of industrial accidents associated with it, as well as the adverse environmental impact of mining activity in general.

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