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13 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines
A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and increase social well-being. Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 outlines water sustainability progress and identifies areas which are in need of greater water security to guide future investment decisions and assist Asia in achieving their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...
9 Jan 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the first major update to the US's lead and copper rule (LCR) in nearly 30 years. The new regulation means that homeowners, schools and childcare centres must be alerted of potential lead exposure from drinking water within 24 hours of detection...
3 Jan 2021 VITORIA
Samarco Mineração is set to resume operations at its Germano complex in Minas Gerais and Ubu complex in Espírito Santo, Brazil, after it met the licensing requirements. The company has commenced production of iron ore pellets. The operations were suspended following the failure of the Fundão tailings dam on 5 November 2015...
19 Dec 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
A Pakistan government delegation visiting Washington DC this month was expected to demand establishment of a court of arbitration to address concerns over India’s two hydroelectric power projects – Kishanganga and Ratle, under terms of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty between Pakistan and India.The group, headed by Pakistan’s Indus Water Commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah left for the United States 15 December, and was expected to stay for five days of meetings, particularly with the World Bank (WB) which acts as Arbitrator to the Treaty...
17 Dec 2019 BRASILIA, Brazil
An “expert panel” appointed by mine operator Vale SA has released a report on the January 2019 Brumadinho mining dam disaster assessing that the dam beach, which killed about 300 was caused, at least in part, by excess water levels.The report confirms that there was no seismic activity or warning that the dam was unstable nor were there any explosions in the area at the time the dam burst...
29 Jun 2018 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 Minas Gerais.The settlement now needs to be signed by the Federal Government of Brazil and ratified by the Federal Court of Minas Gerais...
2 Mar 2018 RIO DE JANEIRO
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 disaster in a worst-case risk assessment. But federal prosecutors claim the company – a joint venture between the Brazilian mining giant Vale and the Anglo-Australian multinational BHP Billiton – failed to take actions that they say could have prevented the disaster...
15 Feb 2018 WARRENTON VA
What could possibly be worse than one socio-environmental catastrophe? Two of them.
30 Jan 2017 SANTA BARBARA
The Brazilian city of Santa Barbara declined to sign off this week on a plan for Samarco to continue to use water from a nearby river. Without the approval, Samarco won’t be able to complete an ongoing environmental study required by state regulators for a restart.
25 Jan 2017 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 the Brazilian bank holds $1.6 Billion USD in notes associated with funding of the project...
10 Nov 2016 BENTO RODRIGUEZ
The millions of people affected by burst dam owned by the mining companies Samarco, Vale and BHP deserve justice. This tragedy also merits special scientific attention and Greenpeace Brazil and #RiodeGente have published a call for proposals for independent studies in five different areas: fauna, flora, water, social impacts and human rights.
7 Nov 2016 COLATINA
One year after a dam ruptured and sent a giant wave of metal-laden mud gushing into one of Brazil's most important rivers, people who live along the banks won't drink the water and fishermen are afraid to eat their catch.