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Brazilian Prosecutors File $44 Billion Lawsuit Against Vale, BHP Billiton Over Tailings Dam Disaster

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BRASILIA, Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors this week filed a $44 billion USD civil lawsuit against miners Vale and BHP Billiton and their joint venture, Samarco, over the deadly tailings dam burst at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state last November.