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  • 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 is operated by Brazilian mining company
  • 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 widespread environmental damage was a “key
  • 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 Brazil. Corporate Risk Ecosystems
  • 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 November found that poor design, construction
  • 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. Corporate Risk Disasters Investment Pollution
  • 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 secure the necessary approvals to restart
  • 15 Jul 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “We have to thinking about sustainable solutions,” Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy Professor Asit Biswas said as he introduced panelists at the first session at the Industrial Water Solutions Forum at Singapore International Water Week.
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Significantly less tailings were released following the November dam breach at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state than originally estimated, miner BHP Billiton announced this week. BHP Billiton co-owns Samarco