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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Brazil, Miners Expected to Sign Final Deal on Tailings Disasters Clean-Up This Week

    23 Feb 2016- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Brazilian authorities are expected to sign a final agreement this week with miner Samarco and its co-owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, to cover damages from last November’s tailings dam ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/23/2016 - 10:51

  13. Minas Gerais Judge Freezes Miners’ Assets to Cover Damages in Tailings Dam Disaster

    12 Feb 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil A judge in Brazil's Minas Gerais state this week ordered $118 million USD worth of mining company Vale SA’s assets and $455,000 USD of BHP Billiton assets frozen, to ensure payment ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/12/2016 - 10:10

  14. Brazilian Police Could Charge Samarco Executives With Homicide in Tailings Dam Disaster

    8 Feb 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Brazilian police have sufficient evidence to charge executives of mining company Samarco with homicide for the tailings dam breach at a Minas Gerais iron ore mine last November, which killed 17 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/08/2016 - 10:28

  15. Minas Gerais Prosecutors File $1.25 Billion Lawsuit Against Samarco

    4 Feb 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil Prosecutors from Brazil’s Minas Gerais state this week filed a $1.25 billion USD lawsuit against mining company Samarco, its controlling shareholders, and its co-owners, BHP Billiton and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2016 - 10:51

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