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
  • 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
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY The Country Caller Monday is going to be among crucial days for the investors as external auditor, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, is scheduled to announce its Samarco dam’s disaster report. The auditor was hired by Brazilian mining
  • 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
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 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

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