BRASILIA Dec 9 Brazil's federal environment body Ibama said on Friday that it has approved the operating license for S11D, the giant iron ore mine being constructed by Vale SA in the Amazonian state of Para.
The license is valid for 10 years, a document published on Ibama's website said. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer)
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UPDATE 3-SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 19 A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company's goal of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station. The 229-foot tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 soared off a seaside launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:39 a.m. ET (1439 GMT) carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the station.