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  1. 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 ...

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

  2. 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 ...

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

  3. 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

  4. Greenpeace Statement One Year After Dam Bursts

    10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BENTO RODRIGUEZ Greenpeace International The millions of people affected by burst dam owned by the mining companies Samarco, Vale and BHP deserve justice. This tragedy also merits special scientific attention and ...

    Local Press Report - 11/10/2016 - 13:14

  5. Drought in Northeast Brazil Hits 5 Year Mark

    8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Folho de Sao Paulo Data from Northeast Brazil's Drought Monitor, gathered by the Cearense Foundation for Meteorology and Water Management, indicates that, in September, the drought reached the most ...

    Local Press Report - 11/08/2016 - 08:47

  6. One Year After Brazil Dam Break, Residents Don't Trust Water

    7 Nov 2016- 03:19 by Local Press Report COLATINA Taiwan News One year after a dam ruptured and sent a giant wave of metal-laden mud gushing into one of Brazil's most important rivers, people who live along the banks won't drink the water and ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2016 - 03:19

  7. Water Leak at Brazil Stadium Poses Landslide Risk

    3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Fox News Latino A water leak inside one of the soccer stadiums Brazil built to host the 2014 World Cup could lead to a landslide that would endanger a major highway in this metropolis. Built in 2011-2014, ...

    Local Press Report - 11/03/2016 - 13:14

  8. 'The Sea of Minas' Reappears After Drought and Should Attract Many Summer Tourists

    1 Nov 2016- 07:29 by Local Press Report BELO HORIZONTE Flora de Sao Paulo As the water is returning to the Furnas lagoon, whose waters reach 34 cities of the state of Minas Gerais, it is now helping the recovery of a sector that suffered a lot with the ...

    Local Press Report - 11/01/2016 - 07:29

  9. South America Deal to Share Huge Aquifer Swamped by Politics

    25 Oct 2016- 12:29 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Reuters Hailed as the gold standard for sharing natural resources, a landmark deal between four countriesto manage one of the world's largest aquifers has stalled, Brazilian and Argentinian ...

    Local Press Report - 10/25/2016 - 12:29

  10. 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 ...

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

  11. 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 ...

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

  12. Government Approves R $ 25 Million for Water Main in Pernambuco

    17 Oct 2016- 07:38 by Local Press Report RECIFE Invest in Brazil The Ministry of National Integration released, on Monday, R $ 25 million for the construction of the Aqueduct of the Wasteland, located in Pernambuco. Executed by the state government, the ...

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

  13. Drought Hits 90 Municipalities in Bahia; Four Enter State of Emergency

    10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report SALVADOR Relief Web With the lack of rain, 90 Bahia municipalities continue in emergencies, especially in the state of semi-arid region. Of the total, 81 were emergency recognized by the Ministry of Integration, ...

    Local Press Report - 10/10/2016 - 08:26

  14. Climate Change Means More Droughts for Northeastern Brazil

    4 Oct 2016- 11:50 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Truth dig A recently published study suggests that the droughts which have traditionally affected Brazil´s semi-arid northeast are being worsened by the effects of climate change. Climate Corporate Risk ...

    Local Press Report - 10/04/2016 - 11:50

  15. Odebrecht, Brookfield Near Brazil Sewage Unit Deal

    22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Reuters Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc is close to finalizing the purchase of Brazilian engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA's stake in a water and sewage firm after due diligence ...

    Local Press Report - 09/22/2016 - 08:39

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