Brazil to issue new decree outlining protections on mineral reserve area

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Posted: Aug 28, 2017 4:28 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's mining minister said on Monday that the government would issue a new decree regarding the abolition of the Renca mineral reserve in northern Brazil.

The new decree, which will replace a prior decree that last week opened up a vast area of Amazon rainforest to mining, will offer more details on existing environmental and indigenous protections that will remain in place after mining in Renca is abolished, Fernando Coelho Filho told reporters.

(Reporting by Lisandra ParaguassĂș, editing by G Crosse)