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  1. Human Rights Violations, Water Contamination Alleged At Colombia Mine

    25 Jun 2020- 06:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat LA GUIJIRA, Colombia The indigenous Wayuu communities of Colombia have launched an urgent appeal for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene in an alleged human rights crisis caused by operations of the Cerrejo ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:33

  2. Samarco Dam Disaster: BHP And Vale Settle $5.28 Billion USD Claim With Brazilian Authorities

    29 Jun 2018- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale have signed an agreement with Brazilian authorities to settle a $5.28 Billion USD civil lawsuit related to the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 12:32

  3. Brazil Dam Disaster: Samarco Knew About the Danger Months in Advance

    2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO The Guardian Six months before a dam containing millions of litres of mining waste collapsed, killing 19 people in Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, the company operating the mine accurately pred ...

    Local Press Report - 03/02/2018 - 12:56

  4. Town Mayor Blocks Samarco Restart

    30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by Local Press Report SANTA BARBARA Hellenic Shipping News The Brazilian city of Santa Barbara declined to sign off this week on a plan for Samarco to continue to use water from a nearby river. Without the approval, Samarco won’t be abl ...

    Local Press Report - 01/30/2017 - 15:23

  5. Samarco Bankers Sue

    25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environme ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2017 - 11:43

  6. 21 Mining Executives Charged Over Samarco Disaster

    21 Oct 2016- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian prosecutors have charged 21 mining executives with manslaughter  and environmental crimes associated with last year’s Samarco mine dam burst that killed 19 people. Further charges ar ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/21/2016 - 08:53

  7. One Year On, Brazil Battles to Rebuild after Samarco Mining Disaster

    17 Oct 2016- 07:38 by Local Press Report MINAS GERAIS The Telegraph The Fundão collapse has been called the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history. For some, it bears comparison to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. But a year is not enoug ...

    Local Press Report - 10/17/2016 - 07:38

  8. BHP Billiton Warns of More Potential Environmental Damage at Samarco Mine

    22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. warned this week that the coming rainy season in Brazil could create more environmental problems at the Germano iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. The mine ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/22/2016 - 08:39

  9. BHP Billiton Boss Pay Halved after Brazil Dam Disaster

    21 Sep 2016- 07:22 by Local Press Report MELBOURNE The Independent The chief executive of mining giant BHP Billiton took a more than 50 per cent pay cut in the 2016 financial year. The Samarco dam disaster in Brazil that claimed 19 lives and caused widesp ...

    Local Press Report - 09/21/2016 - 10:16

  10. No CEO Bonus after Samarco Disaster in Brazil

    31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by Local Press Report MELBOURNE The Telegraph Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of BHP Billiton, will forgo his bonus this year after the mining company fell to its largest ever loss and suffered a fatal accident at an iron ore mine in ...

    Local Press Report - 08/31/2016 - 10:24

  11. Only 4 Percent of Brazilian Dams Inspected for Safety Before Samarco Tailings Dam Disaster

    12 Aug 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Only 4 percent of Brazil's dams were inspected by supervisory bodies in the 12-month period before the disastrous tailings dam collapse at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state la ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/12/2016 - 11:32

  12. BHP Billiton Takes Financial Hit of More Than $1 Billion Due to Samarco Dam Disaster

    28 Jul 2016- 09:13 by Local Press Report SYDNEY AFP Mining giant BHP Billiton Thursday said it will book a charge of between US$1.1 billion and US$1.3 billion over the deadly Samarco dam disaster in Brazil in its upcoming annual results. Corporate Risk Di ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2016 - 09:13

  13. Minas Gerais Officials Knew About Risks From Samarco Mine: Report

    27 Jul 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil The government of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state may have been aware of the issues Samarco's iron ore mine that led to a catastrophic tailings dam burst last November, according to doc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2016 - 10:06

  14. Brazilian Judge Ratifies Settlement With Samarco Over Deadly Tailings Dam Burst

    6 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A Brazilian judge on May 5th ratified the $6.2 billion USD settlement agreement between mining company Samarco and its co-owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, for damages caused by the tailings da ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/06/2016 - 10:07

  15. Samarco Continues Polluting After Tailings Dam Disaster

    25 Apr 2016- 08:18 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Reuters Samarco Mineração SA has not adopted measures to stop the leaking of mine tailings as required by a court after a deadly dam burst, Prosecutor Carlos Eduardo Ferreira Pinto said on Friday, an alleg ...

    Local Press Report - 04/25/2016 - 08:18