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  1. Chile Copper Mine To Reduce Water Extraction From Atacama Salt Flats

    12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deploy ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/12/2020 - 11:43

  2. WWF Analyses Mining Sector Water Risk

    6 Feb 2020- 06:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAPE TOWN, South Africa New analysis from environmental NGO WWF reports that the extractives sector suffered water-related financial losses of over $20 Billion USD in 2018, measuring operational risk (too much an ...

    Staff - Water D... - 03/03/2020 - 14:08

  3. Three Hundred Died: Iron Ore Mining Giant Knew The Dam Was Troubled. Industry Group To Develop International Standard For Mine Tailings Facilities

    28 Feb 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia, Brazil A manager at the world's largest iron ore mining company is reported to have told authorities that the corporate's executive board knew there had been a "decrease in security&qu ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/28/2019 - 06:40

  4. Brazil Dam Disaster: 84 Dead, 276 Missing, River Turns Brown, Mine Executives Arrested, 10 Similar Dams To Be Dismantled, Echoes Of Samarco

    30 Jan 2019- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia, Brazil Brazil Iron Ore giant Vale SA has announced that it will dismantle 10 dams similar to the tailings dam in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho, which collapsed January 25 releasing a flood of mini ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/30/2019 - 14:02

  5. Brazil: Mining Giants Get Court Extension On Dam Disaster Reparation

    25 Apr 2018- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A court in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, has extended the deadline for mining giants Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton to present the final settlement related to one of Brazil’s worst environmental ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:18

  6. Brazilian Court Orders BHP Billiton, Vale to Pay $350 Million for Samarco Mine Disaster

    14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A Brazilian court has ordered miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to pay $350 million USD for initial work to clean up environmental damage from the tailings dam burst at the Samarco iron ore mine ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2016 - 12:33

  7. Samarco Investigation Into Dam Collapse Finds Poor Design, Construction

    30 Aug 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia An investigation by Brazilian mining company Samarco and its owners Vale SA and BHP Billiton into the tailings dam collapse at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state last N ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/30/2016 - 10:28

  8. Brazilian Court Suspends Environmental License for Samarco Mine

    25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil A Brazilian court has temporarily suspended all environmental licenses for Samarco’s Germano iron ore complex in Minas Gerais state. The mine was the site of a massive tailings dam burst ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/25/2016 - 10:54

  9. BHP Plunges into the Red with $6.4 Billion Loss

    18 Aug 2016- 07:22 by Local Press Report MELBOURNE Mining Weekly One of the world’s largest mining companies,BHP Billiton,has posted a $6.4-billion full-year loss on weaker commodity prices, offshore US asset impairments and the Samarco dam failure. Corpo ...

    Local Press Report - 08/18/2016 - 07:22

  10. BHP Billiton Says Samarco Iron Ore Mine Unlikely to Reopen This Year

    18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia The Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais is unlikely to reopen this year, Samarco co-owner BHP Billiton acknowledged last week. The Australian miner said it may not be able to se ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 22:46

  11. Brazilian Prosecutors Launch Criminal Investigation Into Samarco CEO

    14 Jul 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian federal prosecutors are investigating Roberto Carvalho, CEO of mining company Samarco Mineração SA, for environmental crimes related to last November’s deadly tailings dam rupture at ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/14/2016 - 10:19

  12. Brazilian Court Suspends Financial Settlement in Tailings Dam Burst

    1 Jul 2016- 11:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice this week suspended a $2.1 billion USD financial settlement between Brazilian national and state governments and mining companies Samarco, Vale SA and BHP Bil ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2016 - 11:28

  13. Samarco Fined $41.5 Million for Damage to Protected Areas

    20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil's Environment Ministry last week fined mining company Samarco $41.5 million USD for damage to three protected areas as a result of last November’s tailings dam burst at an iron ore ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2016 - 10:07

  14. Judge Dismisses $5.7 Billion Civil Suit Over Samarco Mine Disaster

    15 Jun 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A judge this week dismissed the $5.7 billion USD civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco’s owners, Vale SA and BHP Billiton, for the November 5, 2015 tailings dam burst at Samarco's ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/15/2016 - 11:25

  15. Brazilian Federal Police Say Samarco Skimped on Safety Measures at Mine

    10 Jun 2016- 12:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Brazilian Federal Police this week released the results of their seven-month-long investigation into the November 5th tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, which ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/10/2016 - 12:17