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  1. Brazil Dam Disaster: 180 Dead, 120 Missing. Mining Company CEO, Senior Executives Resign

    5 Mar 2019- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO Paolo, Brazil The CEO of the world's biggest iron-ore mining company has stepped down after Brazilian prosecutors and police demanded resignations in the wake of January's Brumadinho mine tailings ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/06/2019 - 09:17

  2. 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

  3. Brazil Dam Disaster: Minas Gerais State Files Class Action Suit Against Mining Giant

    13 Feb 2019- 06:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais will file a civil class action against iron ore mining giant Vale SA as the numbers of deaths caused by the Brumadinho dam disaster rose to 165 this week, w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/13/2019 - 06:58

  4. Brumadinho Dam Disaster: Death Toll Rises; Operator's Share Price Drops; Fears Of Downstream Health Crisis; Was There A Previous Leak in 2018?

    6 Feb 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil As the death-toll rises to at least 142, with 199 still missing following the January 25 collapse of the Brumadinho Dam in Brazil, reports have emerged of weaknesses in the structure being iden ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/06/2019 - 12:37

  5. Another Brazil Mine Dam Collapses, Disaster Unfolds: Breaking News

    25 Jan 2019- 19:37 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA It is being reported that att least 200 people are missing after another dam burst at a Brazilian mine and caused severe flooding in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, CNN reports. Aerial footage fro ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 01/25/2019 - 19:47

  6. Desal Will Help ArcelorMittal Adapt To Climate Change In Eastern Brazil

    21 Jan 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/21/2019 - 08:05

  7. Alunorte Disaster: Norsk Hydro Can Resume Aluminum Operations In New Deal With Brazil Authorities

    18 Jan 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced January 16 that Pará State Secretary for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) has determined that operations at Alumina do Norte do Bras ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/18/2019 - 08:02

  8. Lessons For Transboundary Aquifer Management In The Southern Americas

    2 Jan 2019- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland At the November 29 event in Geneva celebrating forty years of the Genevois Aquifer Agreement, OOSKAnews caught up with international delegate Luiz Amore, former Head of Foreign Affairs of th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/02/2019 - 12:30

  9. Illegal Mining Threatens Health, Environment In Amazonia

    16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirt ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 12/16/2018 - 11:49

  10. Brazil Energy Minister Says Hydro Power Has Reached Its Limit

    10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Merco Press Brazil’s incoming mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, supports more nuclear and wind power development to diversify the country’s energy matrix, while saying hydropower had reached it ...

    Local Press Report - 12/10/2018 - 11:31

  11. Brazil Hydro Company Completes Floating Solar Project

    4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report SOBRADINHO PV Magazine International Brazilian hydroelectric power producer Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco (Chesf), which serves several cities in the northeast of the country, has completed a 1 MW floatin ...

    Local Press Report - 12/04/2018 - 06:17

  12. Brazil: Mining Giant Will Fight Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit Over Samarco Mine Dam Disaster

    27 Nov 2018- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world's largest mining company, Anglo-Australian giant BHP, has said that it will fight a multi billion dollar damages lawsuit filed on behalf of 240,000 Brazilians affected by the 20 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/27/2018 - 15:09

  13. World’s Largest Aluminum Refinery To Close After Water Contamination Dispute

    3 Oct 2018- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia, Brazil Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro announced October 3 that it is preparing for “full curtailment” of operation of the controversial Alunorte refinery in northeastern Brazil. The company’s shares fell ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2018 - 08:10

  14. Brazil: No New Pantanal Hydro Projects Until May 2020

    19 Sep 2018- 08:49 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Hydro World The National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA) is suspending the granting of rights to use water resources for new hydro projects in the Pantanal region until May 2020. This decision will affect pro ...

    Local Press Report - 09/19/2018 - 08:49

  15. Brazil: Norsk Hydro Settles With Authorities After Aluminum Plant Water Contamination

    12 Sep 2018- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSLO, Norway Norwegian giant Norsk Hydro has reached agreement with Brazilian authorities following February’s discharge of untreated water from the group's Alunorte alumina plant, the world’s largest. &q ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2018 - 07:00

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