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  1. Brazilian Court Orders BHP Billiton, Vale to Pay $350 Million for Samarco Mine Disaster

    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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2016 - 12:33

  2. Vale Altered Data on Ruptured Tailings Dam: Brazilian Police

    1 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SÃO PAULO, Brazil Brazilian Federal Police have found evidence that Vale SA, co-owner of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state whose tailings dam collapsed last November, has tampered with data relate ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/01/2016 - 10:08

  3. Brazil, Samarco Owners Expected to Sign Compensation Package Over Tailings Dam Disaster

    1 Mar 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The Brazilian government was expected to sign a settlement agreement this week with BHP Billiton and Vale SA, co-owners of mining company Samarco, over the tailings dam collapse at Samarc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/01/2016 - 11:01

  4. Brazilian Authorities Charge Samarco President, Executives With Homicide in Tailings Dam Disaster

    24 Feb 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Brazilian police have charged Ricardo Vescovi, president of mining company Samarco, along with five other company officials and one contractor, with homicide in the tailings dam collapse ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/24/2016 - 10:36

  5. UN Special Rapporteur Calls on Brazil to Ensure Human Right to Safe Water Following Tailings Dam Disaster

    9 Dec 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Léo Heller this week called on the Brazilian government to address the ongoing effects of last month’s tailings ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 10:04