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  • 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 its limit. Corporate Risk Ecosystems Energy
  • 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
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report BRASILIA The Globe and Mail Brazil’s new government on Tuesday launched a sweeping plan to auction off licenses to operate oil and gas, electricity and infrastructure projects in an attempt to boost investment and pull the economy out of the deepest
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25 Apr 2016- 08:18 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Reuters Samarco Mineração SA has not adopted measures to stop the leaking of mine tailings as required by a court after a deadly dam burst, Prosecutor Carlos Eduardo Ferreira Pinto said on Friday, an allegation that could delay the miner's
  • 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

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