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  • 8 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Iran authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 70 villages in the country's southwest province of Khuzestan in early April. At least 47 people have been reported killed in the worst rain in Iran in at least 10
  • 17 May 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Brazil's newly appointed environment minister, José Sarney Filho, said this week that he would not permit Samarco to resume operations at its iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state until it addresses the issues that led to a deadly
  • 6 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A Brazilian judge on May 5th ratified the $6.2 billion USD settlement agreement between mining company Samarco and its co-owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, for damages caused by the tailings dam collapse at Samarco’s iron ore mine in
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:41 by Local Press Report MARIANA Reuters The historic town of Mariana, built on gold mining during the Portuguese colonial era, relies on the red iron ore in the surrounding hills for nearly 90 percent of its revenue. Since Samarco's mine closed four months ago, the line at the
  • 8 Feb 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Brazilian police have sufficient evidence to charge executives of mining company Samarco with homicide for the tailings dam breach at a Minas Gerais iron ore mine last November, which killed 17 people and caused billions of dollars worth
  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil The government of Brazil’s Minas Gerais states has ordered mining company Samarco to pay a $30 million USD fine for environmental damage in the wake of a tailings dam burst on November 5th. Following the dam burst, sludge and debris from
  • 19 Nov 2015- 09:37 by Local Press Report SYDNEY/TORONTO Thomson Reuters Foundation A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tons of ore waste held back by man-made dams. The disaster at the Samarco iron ore mine is only the latest
  • 17 Nov 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Mining company Samarco, which is jointly owned by Australia’s BHP Billiton and Brazil’s Vale SA, will provide some $260 million USD to fund clean-up efforts in the wake of the November 5th tailings dam bursts at the iron ore mine it
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on November 12th announced preliminary fines of some $66 million USD for the mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state where two tailings dams burst last week. "We are determined to hold responsible those who are
  • 12 Nov 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The Brazilian government may fine mining companies BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA over the "environmental catastrophe" caused by two tailings dam bursts at an iron ore mine they co-own in Minas Gerais state. Environment Minister
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Sludge, water and debris released after two dams burst at a mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state on November 5th have spread downstream toward neighboring Espiritu Santo state this week, forcing cities 300 kilometers away from the
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of Australian mining giant BHP Billiton, and the head of the company’s iron or business, Jimmy Wilson, travelled to Brazil today (November 9th) to assess damage after two tailings dams at a mine it co-owns in Brazil
  • 6 Nov 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Tailings dams at an iron mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state burst on November 5th, flooding the town of Bento Rodrigues and nearby areas with toxic sludge. More than a dozen people have been killed and 50 injured so far as a result of
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 31 Jul 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Global climate change is a security risk that will aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation and weak and ineffective political institutions, the US Department of Defense warned

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