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Emergency drills

In the localities where Nexa operates, we carry out emergency drills jointly with the local community, civil defense officials, military police and fire departments, aimed at training people in the local community and company professionals in emergencies procedures and control in the event of an accident involving tailings dam burst, and the need for evacuation in the Self-Rescue Zones, according to the Unit’s emergency action plan for the mining and metallurgy dam.

In all simulations, we obtained strong participation by local external stakeholders in the event.

EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS

✔ Civil Defense: State, Municipal
✔ Fire Department
✔ Inspection agencies
✔ Government
✔ Community
✔ Press

Vazante
30/05/2019
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Item Overall result
Available resources (tent, snacks, flyers, leaflets, support staff, radio) Served
Scope of the alert system Served
Direct involvement of Civil Defense Yes
Internal and external participation Served
Press Positive impact
Morro Agudo
31/05/2019
Morro Agudo
Item Overall result
Available resources (tent, snacks, flyers, leaflets, support staff, radio) Served
Scope of the alert system Served
Direct involvement of Civil Defense Yes
Internal and external participation Served
Press Positive impact
Três Marias
28/09/2019
Foto em breve
Item Overall result
Available resources (tent, snacks, flyers, leaflets, support staff, radio) Served
Scope of the alert system Served
Direct involvement of Civil Defense Yes
Internal and external participation Served
Press Positive impact
Juiz de Fora – 08/06/2019 (sirene móvel) e 10/10/2019 (sirene fixa)
Foto em breve
Item Overall result
Available resources (tent, snacks, flyers, leaflets, support staff, radio) Served
Scope of the alert system Served
Direct involvement of Civil Defense Yes
Internal and external participation Served
Press Positive impact

In the media

Juiz de Fora
09/10/2019

Emergency evacuation drill to be conducted at dams in Juiz de Fora

An emergency evacuation drill will take place this Thursday afternoon (Oct. 10) starting at 2:00 pm at the Pedra and Peixes dams in Juiz de Fora. The action is part of the Emergency Action Plan for Dams (“PAEB”).

Morro Agudo
31/05/2019

City Hall participates in emergency evacuation drill is areas near dams

City Hall participates in emergency evacuation drill is areas near dams On May 31, Nexa Resources conducted an emergency evacuation drill in areas located near dams.

Três Marias
28/09/2019

Dam evacuation drill is a success in Três Marias

The first emergency drill in areas near dams in Três Marias – which took place on Friday, September 27 by the Civil Defense and Nexa Resources – went smoothly according to the organizers, public safety agencies, and users of the municipal roadway near the company’s tailings deposits.

Vazante
31/05/2019

Residents take part in dam emergency drill in Vazante

Through this drill – carried out within the planned time frame – local residents were introduced to the sound signals, evacuation routes, and meeting points for emergency situations.

*The delimitation of the Self-Rescue Zone* is prepared as determined by DNPM Ordinance 70389, dated May 17, 2017:

“Valley region downstream from the dam where the warning notices to the populace are considered as being the responsibility of the enterprise, since there is not enough time for the competent authorities to intervene in emergencies. The following distances must be adopted for its delimitation, whichever is greater: the distance corresponding to a flood wave arrival time equal to thirty minutes, or ten km.”

“Some of these photos were taken prior to the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

The Emergency Action Plan (PAE) and Emergency Action Plan for mining dams (PAEBM) are documents that cover emergencies that put the dam’s integrity and safety at risk, establishing the necessary actions for such cases. The primary aim of the PAE is to prevent or minimize damage to life, property and communities downstream.