Disasters

Displaying 1 - 15 of 65
  • 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 environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 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 in Minas Gerais province a year ago. The
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nearby Veladero mine. Members of the Jáchal No
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina After receiving approval from local authorities, Barrick Gold Corp has resumed normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, the company said on October 3rd. The announcement came just a few days after
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 30th upheld the suspension of operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province. In his decision, Judge Pablo Oritja cited a report from provincial mining police, which
  • 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
  • 19 Sep 2016- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site. A pipe carrying process solution-- which includes cyanide-- was damaged
  • 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
  • 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 last November. The suspension request came
  • 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 last November, according to a new dam safety
  • 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 documents obtained by Brazilian daily Folha de
  • 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 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Ten months after a major cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, local residents are demanding that the government shut down the project. Residents in the town of Jachal say nearby rivers
  • 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 an iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. The
  • 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 Billiton over the tailings dam burst at Samarco

Pages