Disasters

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  • 29 Jun 2018- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale have signed an agreement with Brazilian authorities to settle a $5.28 Billion USD civil lawsuit related to the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ore mine they operated in the state of
  • 13 Jun 2018- 16:57 by Local Press Report BRASILIA DevDiscourse President Michel Temer on Tuesday signed decrees regulating the new mining code, setting stricter environmental rules and enforcing mine closures, but also aiming to boost funding for the sector's development. From now on, the
  • 2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mongabay Norsk Hydro, a bauxite and aluminum mining and refining company also known as “Hydro” whose majority and controlling shareholder is the Norwegian government, has been accused by the Brazilian government of a toxic waste spill from holding
  • 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
  • 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 are causing a flood, landslide and grave
  • 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
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil's Environment Ministry last week fined mining company Samarco $41.5 million USD for damage to three protected areas as a result of last November’s tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. Three areas on
  • 15 Jun 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A judge this week dismissed the $5.7 billion USD civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco’s owners, Vale SA and BHP Billiton, for the November 5, 2015 tailings dam burst at Samarco's iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 4 May 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian prosecutors this week filed a $44 billion USD civil lawsuit against miners Vale and BHP Billiton and their joint venture, Samarco, over the deadly tailings dam burst at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state last
  • 7 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Mining company Samarco Mineração SA must halt ongoing tailings leaks before it can resume operations at its iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, Brazilian environmental officials said this week. Geraldo Abreu, deputy director of Minas
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 3 Mar 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Mining company Samarco-- which is jointly owned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA-- on March 3rd signed a $6.2 billion USD settlement agreement with the Brazilian government over the tailings dam collapse at its iron ore mine in Minas Gerais
  • 1 Feb 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil’s Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) has rejected miner Samarco's clean-up plan for the area affected by the tailings dam collapse at its mine in Minas Gerais state. IBAMA called the mining

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