The resettlement program’s mission is to restructure the ways of life and organization of communities which lost their homes due to the passage of the tailings after the Fundão dam collapse – Bento Rodrigues and Paracatu de Baixo districts in Mariana; Gesteira, in Barra Longa; and the rural communities of the respective municipalities. Its main goal is to ensure the homes and the areas where they will be placed, such as the public facilities meet the needs raised by residents, support the resumption of productive activities and preserve their habits, their neighborhood relations and cultural and religious traditions.
THE RESETTLES AT BENTO RODRIGUES AND PARACATU DE BAIXO, IN MARIANA (MG), GAIN SHAPE WITH THE HOMES BEING COMPLETED, IN PAVED STREETS, ASSETS FOR COLLECTIVE USE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, ILLUMINATED ROADWAYS AND ADVANCED INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS. THE WORKS WERE ADAPTED TO THE COVID-19 SCENARIO. SOCIAL MONITORING WITH FAMILIES IS HAPPENING VIRTUALLY AND IN PERSON.
*THE NUMBER OF CALLS IN EACH RESETTLEMENT IS ESTIMATED AND CHANGES DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF FAMILIES MIGRATING BETWEEN MODALITIES – FROM COLLECTIVE RESETTLEMENT TO FAMILY RESETTLEMENT, FOR EXAMPLE – OR CHOOSING ANOTHER REPAIR FORM.
The reconstruction and recovery of damaged infrastructures in the Mariana and Barra Longa region, in Minas Gerais State, are part of the repair actions undertaken by the Renova Foundation since 2016. Houses, rural properties, schools, bridges, squares, artesian wells and retaining slopes were delivered after extensive work involving demolition, cleaning and removal of waste, rubble and debris resulting from the collapse.
The only municipality with a directly impacted urban area, Barra Longa had its public and private equipments cleaned and restructured.
One of the repair fronts at the Rio Doce basin region promotes the improvement of water safety of municipalities which were impacted on the quality and supply of water due to the collapse of the Fundão dam. Renova Foundation carries out improvements on water supply systems with the implementation of alternative intakes to reduce the direct dependency of the Doce River. Doce River water can be consumed after conventional treatment, under the responsibility of the public supply operators who work in each municipality.
A fundamental action for the revitalization of the Doce River is due to the compensatory measure that foresees the Renova Foundation resources allocation to the municipalities impacted by the tailings for improvement projects in the collection, and treatment of sewage, and the proper disposal of urban solid waste. Investments can take the Doce River to a level of depollution which has not been seen in years. The forecast is that around 1.5 million people will benefit.
THE INITIATIVE IS ONE OF THE RENOVA FOUNDATION’S MAIN COMPENSATIVE FRONTS, A COUNTERPART TO DAMAGES WHICH RESTORE, MITIGATION, REMEDY AND / OR REPAIR WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE. IT WILL ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO MUNICIPALITIES ACHIEVE THE ESTABLISHED GOALS OF THE NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF BASIC SANITATION, WHICH FORESEES THE UNIVERSALIZATION OF WATER AND SEWAGE SERVICES (SEWAGE COLLECTION AND TREATMENT FOR 90% OF THE POPULATION AND SUPPLY OF DRINKINK WATER TO 99%). DECEMBER 31, 2033.
In the area where the Fundão dam is located, a 40-meter-high dam, called Axis 1, was built to contain part of the rest of the tailings which remains in the reservoir. The construction applied a methodology that aims to provide more resistance to the structure. The completion of the work closes the priority actions carried out since the Fundão collapse, in November 2015, aimed at ensuring the stability of the tailing’s containment structures.