In 2015, a dam collapse at the samarco iron ore mine in brazil killed 19 people and devastated the doce river valley three years on, a class action suit has been launched against bhp, which co-owns samaco with vale, claiming leadership failed to take action to prevent the disaster. The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last november at the samarco mine, owned by vale sa (vale-s-a) and bhp billiton (bhplf), was caused by drainage and design flaws, a report into brazil’s . Federal prosecutors say samarco failed to take action despite its knowledge of the risks of a dam collapse photograph: nicoló lanfranchi “samarco believes there are technical and juridical . Samarco, which was once the world’s second-largest iron-ore pellet operation, has been shuttered since the deadly dam spill that washed downstream into neighbouring state espírito santo and .
Samarco, the company responsible for the dam collapse, is a 50-50 joint venture between bhp billiton and vale bhp said in a statement that the pair have agreed to establish a foundation that will do restorative environmental and social work, as well as pay out for compensation. However, brazilian lawyers say the samarco dam collapse in november is a far more complicated case, given that entire communities were destroyed and more than 700 people were left homeless . The fundao dam collapse at the samarco joint venture between bhp billiton and vale is the worst environmental disaster in brazilian history and may rival or surpass the oil spill at the deepwater .
The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last november at the samarco mine, owned by vale sa and bhp billiton, was caused by drainage and design flaws, a report into brazil's worst-ever environmental . Samarco dam disaster t he fundão collapse has been called the worst environmental disaster in brazil’s history for some, it bears comparison to the deepwater horizon oil spill of 2010, which . The dam collapse killed 19 people and is considered to be brazil's worst environmental disaster in the samarco iron ore business where the tragedy occurred a torrent of water rushed along . One of the worst disasters in bhp billitons 131-year history, the samarco tailings dam collapse that killed 19 workers and locals in brazil, was caused by six years of construction flaws, design . Brazil's federal police accused on thursday mining company samarco, a joint venture between vale sa and bhp billiton, of willful misconduct in relation to a deadly dam burst last november, saying .
A federal judge has ordered 21 people linked to the world’s largest mining companies to answer to homicide charges in connection with last year’s deadly mine disaster in southeastern brazil. Global miner bhp said on monday it has been served with a class action proceeding in the federal court of australia in victoria state regarding the 2015 samarco dam failure in brazil bhp billiton . Brazilian authorities have charged the president of mining company samarco and six others with homicide for the mining disaster that killed 19 people last november brazil dam collapse: judge . The company is today battling to resume operations amid fears it will run out of cash the collapse of the fundão tailings dam at samarco's germano complex in minas gerais state last november . Gallery: the samarco dam collapse in pictures when cracks appeared on the new dam, samarco called back in the designer of the original project, joaquim pimenta de avila, as a consultant.
The regional labor court of the 3rd region in ouro preto condemned six companies to pay compensation for material damages in the form of pension, and for moral damages to the family of marcos roberto xavier, who died in samarco dam collapse. How culpable should bhp executives be for the deaths caused by the samarco dam burst disaster in brazil ultimate responsibility for samarco dam disaster will haunt bhp editions. When the fundão dam broke in 2015, waste from an iron ore mine operated by samarco, in the period that followed the dam collapse, bhp’s stock price plunged across all markets, falling 22 . Brazilian drought adds to impact of samarco mining dam collapse 22 november, 2015 by climate news network in americas , news scientists say that as global warming intensifies the drought, reduced river flows in brazil mean more damage from the mining dam collapse, reports jan rocha for climate news network.
Samarco, the joint venture between vale and bhp billiton, has reached a deal with the brazilian government that could cost it as much as r$30 billion (us$77 billion) following a dam collapse that . Environment the 2015 dam collapse at samarco iron ore mine in brazil killed 19 people and devastated the doce river valley could the companies involved have done more at the time. The mining dam collapse killed 19 people, polluted a river and devastated livelihoods a year on, there’s controversy over the cleanup and level of damages.
The deadly collapse of a dam at the samarco mine in brazil was due to design flaws, according to a report the fundao dam-burst disaster caused a huge mudslide which killed 19 people and polluted . Brazilian police said a catastrophic dam failure last year was the result of mining company samarco mineração sa’s attempts to expand the structure too quickly without proper monitoring.
It was brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster and killed 19 people, but a 10-month investigation of the dam collapse at the bhp billiton/vale sa-owned samarco mine has pointed no fingers . Bhp billiton's former president of iron ore is amongst 21 current and former staff charged with manslaughter and environmental crimes over a dam collapse that killed 19 people. Design flaws helped trigger the deadly collapse of the samarco tailings dam in brazil, last year an independent investigation carried out by geotechnical engineers on the orders of mine owners bhp billiton and vale found that stored mine wastes became oversaturated, liquefied and then behaved like toothpaste being pushed from a tube, leading to the collapse of the dam.