Disasters

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  • 13 Feb 2019- 06:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais will file a civil class action against iron ore mining giant Vale SA as the numbers of deaths caused by the Brumadinho dam disaster rose to 165 this week, with 155 still unaccounted for. An internal
  • 6 Feb 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil As the death-toll rises to at least 142, with 199 still missing following the January 25 collapse of the Brumadinho Dam in Brazil, reports have emerged of weaknesses in the structure being identified last year. Brazil Iron Ore giant Vale
  • 25 Jan 2019- 19:37 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA It is being reported that att least 200 people are missing after another dam burst at a Brazilian mine and caused severe flooding in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, CNN reports. Aerial footage from CNN showed the city of Brumadinho covered
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 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
  • 27 Nov 2018- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world's largest mining company, Anglo-Australian giant BHP, has said that it will fight a multi billion dollar damages lawsuit filed on behalf of 240,000 Brazilians affected by the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron
  • 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
  • 25 Apr 2018- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A court in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, has extended the deadline for mining giants Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton to present the final settlement related to one of Brazil’s worst environmental disasters, the Samarco dam rupture on
  • 19 Apr 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report BRASILIA, Brazil Mongabay A second iron ore pipeline leak within three weeks has occurred on the Santo Antônio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency. The second spill occurred March 29
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 Aug 2017- 09:55 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANIERO EP MAG Despite challenges ahead, Brazil’s government wants to increase unconventional gas E&P over the next years. According to ANP, the country’s national oil and gas regulator, Brazil is expected to have roughly 414 trillion cubic meters
  • 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
  • 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

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