SAO PAULO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities have closed a port terminal operated by miner Vale SA in Vitoria, in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo.
The municipality of Vitoria has fined the miner 35 million reais ($9.5 million) for throwing mining residues in the sea.
Vitoria Mayor Luciano Rezende said “pollution cannot be justified by tax revenue any more,” according to a statement sent by the government.
$1 = 3.7166 reais Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Sandra Maler
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