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RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Tuesday a judge in Espirito Santo demanded its joint venture with BHP Billiton, Samarco, pay 2 billion reais to cover damage caused in the state by a burst tailings dam in November.
Vale said it would adopt all available measures to ensure its right to a legal defense. (Reporting by Reese Ewing and Stephen Eisenhammer)