By Rhiannon Hoyle 

SYDNEY--BHP Group Ltd. said the Brazilian iron-ore operation it owns jointly with Vale SA has restarted iron-ore pellet production after meeting the licensing requirements to restart operations suspended in the wake of a devastating waste-dam collapse in 2015.

Samarco Mineração S.A., the joint venture, expects initially to produce roughly 8 million metric tons of the steelmaking commodity a year, BHP said.


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December 23, 2020 17:06 ET (22:06 GMT)

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