Disasters

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  • 20 May 2019- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Movement of the embankment of iron ore giant Vale SA’s decommissioned Gongo Soco mine pit near the city of Barão de Cocais has been detected by radar, the company has reported. It is predicted that, if the movement continues, the
  • 22 Apr 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Info RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The number of water disputes in Brazil rose by 40 percent between 2017 and 2018, with the number of affected families more than doubling, according to a new report. In addition, 2018 recorded the highest water discord since 2002. The
  • 2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO The Guardian Six months before a dam containing millions of litres of mining waste collapsed, killing 19 people in Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, the company operating the mine accurately predicted the potential impact of such a
  • 11 Jul 2016- 10:08 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Globe and Mail As miners globally look to squeeze more savings amid low prices, the biggest iron-ore miner, Vale SA, will face a sharp increase in costs if a group of legislators in Brazil’s mining heartland get their way. Corporate Risk
  • 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 killed 19 people and flooded surrounding
  • 26 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Ground sensors at the Fundão tailings dam at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state offered warnings that the structure was in trouble in 2014 and 2015, before it collapsed last November. Brazilian news program
  • 22 Jan 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The Brazilian government and mining company Samarco have made progress this week toward a financial settlement over the tailings dam breach at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, Attorney General Luis Ignacio Adams said
  • 18 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil An engineer who consulted for Brazilian mining firm Samarco says he warned the company about “severe” structural problems at a tailings dam at its iron or mine in Minas Gerais state more than a year before that dam burst, causing
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The tailings dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state in what has been called the country’s worst ever environmental disaster will not be rebuilt, according to Samarco, the company that operates the mine.
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian judge has blocked the assets of BHP Billiton and Vale, co-owners of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, to cover damages caused by the tailings dam burst at the mining complex last month. Judge Marcelo
  • 4 Dec 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Toxic substances were found in the Doce River’s water days after the November 5th tailings dam burst at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, according to Vania Somavilla, sustainability chief at mining company
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Bloomberg Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico & Social, Brazil’s development bank, will spend 210 million reais ($93.4 million) building water tanks to help the nation’s northeast region combat the worst drought in 50 years. The funds
  • Under Brazil’s One Land-Two Waters P1+2 program, 20,000 water intake facilities and storage systems will be built in the country’s semi-arid regions. The government has called on companies and institutions to help with the effort to combat drought, and Brazilian energy multinational Petrobras has decided to invest $99 million USD for the program over the next year, the company said this week.
  • As expected, the latest edition of the European Union’s Water Blueprint, released last week, contained no major new global initiatives with regard to water and sanitation.
  • China has been beating the drum for greater international cooperation to produce a green economy at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio, and Premier Wen Jiabao has stated developed countries must bear the brunt of the burden in the effort to fight climate change.

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