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Brazil to institute legal action against BHP Billiton/Vale for Samarco tailings dam failure

International – Mining giant BHP Billiton said that it had not yet received notification of legal action after the Brazilian Federal Government and certain State governments, had announced on Monday that they intend to...

Fundão dam residue hits Brazilian coast

International - In the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, mud and mine waste has now reached the coast, following the collapse of the Fundão dam at the Samarco mine two weeks ago. According to Joca Thome,...

BHP/Vale CEO’s pledge support following Samarco tailings dam collapse

International – As an immediate step following the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, in Minas Gerais, Brazil last week, the BHP Billiton and Vale iron ore JV, Samarco, has pledged to support the...