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9 Feb 2021 BRASILIA, Brazil
Mining company Vale SA has reached agreement with the government of Minas Gerais in Brazil to pay $7 Billion USD to compensate the state for socioeconomic and environmental damage caused by the collapse of one of its trailings dams in January 2019 which killed 270 people, also polluting rivers with toxic slurry and devastating swathes of local countryside and infrastructure...
21 Jan 2020 BRASILIA, Brazil
This article was updated 22 January.Sixteen executives were charged with homicide and environmental crimes 21 January by Brazilian prosecutors a year after the Brumadinho dam disaster that killed up to 300 people. They include Fabio Schvartsman, former head of mine operator Vale SA, ten others from Vale and five from the company’s German safety auditor TUV Sud...
29 Sep 2019 BANGALORE, India
A coalition of environmental actvists in India has sent an open letter to actor Leonardo DiCaprio describing his support for the Isha Foundation’s “Cauvery Calling” tree-planting campaign as poorly advised. The letter outlines negative impacts on Cauvery River flow and pollution, and has the support of at least 95 NGOs and numerous individuals who ask DiCaprio for a retraction of his appeal for support of the Foundation...
18 Sep 2019 SAO PAULO
Brazilian police are set to announce the first criminal charges against employees of mining giant Vale SA and German safety inspector TÜV SÜD as early as this week over the deadly collapse of a mine-waste dam in January, according to a person familiar with the probe.
22 Jul 2019 BRASILIA, Brazil
New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged by mining giant Vale SA was aware of instability of the tailings and that the dam was vulnerable.Investigators and prosecutors have confirmed that the German consulting firm, Tuev Sued, is not co-operating with their investigations into the January 2019 disaster in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, and that progress has been hampered...
6 Jan 2014 ABU DHABI
The 2nd International Water Summit (IWS), hosted by Masdar and in partnership with Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, has announced the participation of over 77 speakers and experts from 19 countries for its 2014 conference edition to be held in January 20-22 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi to address key challenges and solutions facing the arid regions in integrated water resource management, renewable energy desalination, successful strategies for water re-use, optimizing water production, water security issues, and the water-energy nexus...