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Samarco accused of ignoring dam risk

Business & Finance : Business Report

Brazilian police have accused mining company Samarco of willful misconduct in relation to a deadly dam burst last year. ||| Rio de Janeiro - Brazil's federal police accused on Thursday mining company Samarco, a joint venture between...

Brazil state law to ban dam used at Samarco mine could pass this year

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian state law to ban upstream tailings dams, the design used for the dam that collapsed at the Samarco mine last November, could be passed this year, an environmental official for the state of Mina...

Brazil dam collapse reignites debate over storing mining waste

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

SYDNEY/TORONTO (Reuters) - A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tonnes of ore waste held back by man-made dams. The disaster at the Samarco iron ore mine is on...

Brazil judge dismisses $5.7 billion civil suit against Samarco: Vale

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA said on Monday that a 20 billion reais ($5.7 billion) civil lawsuit seeking environmental and property damages for last year's deadly Samarco mine disaster has been dismissed.

Dam disaster: Samarco to pay $5bn in damages

Business & Finance : Business Report

Samarco and its owners - BHP Billiton and Vale SA - have reached a deal with Brazil to pay an estimated $5.1bn in damages over 15 years for a deadly dam spill. ||| Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro - Mining company Samarco and its owners, BHP...


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