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Vale takes the brunt of anger over mine tragedy

Its slow public response to the spill compared to BHP's feeds protests

TAKING IT EASY? Mr Ferreira (left) took nearly a week after the mine disaster to talk to the press, while Mr Mackenzie offered his sympathies through the media to those affected within hours of the deadly spill.

Rio de Janeiro

WITHIN hours of a deadly mining spill in November that would become Brazil's worst environmental disaster, BHP Billiton chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie was in front of a camera offering his sympathies to those affected.

Meanwhile, his counterpart at joint-