Brazil prosecutors seek $457 million from Vale, Samarco, BHP for dam disaster

Mining News Pro - State prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais have filed a lawsuit seeking 2.5 billion reais ($457 million) from miners Vale, Samarco and BHP related to a tailings dam disaster in 2015, according to a statement on Tuesday.

Brazil prosecutors seek final settlement over Samarco dam disaster

Mining News Pro - Federal prosecutors in Brazil are seeking a definitive settlement with miner Samarco and it's shareholders, BHP Group and Vale, for damages caused by the rupture of a tailings dam in 2015, the lead prosecutor said.

Miners’ response to Brazil dam disaster still weak

Mining News Pro - More than a year after the tailings disaster at Vale’s Brazil Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine that killed 270 people, the mining industry is still slow on adopting changes needed to prevent similar catastrophes, a new study shows.

Ex-Vale CEO charged with homicide for Brazil dam disaster

Mining News Pro - Vale SA’s former chief executive officer was charged with homicide for the massive dam collapse that killed more than 250 people in Brazil last January.

Brazil prosecutor aims to charge Vale within days over tailings dam disaster

Mining News Pro - A Brazilian state prosecutor expects to bring criminal charges “in the next few days” against Vale SA over the mining waste dam collapse that killed at least 259 people, even as the prosecutor’s federal counterpart continues to investigate the case.

Two members of Vale’s board step down in connection to deadly dam disaster

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Vale, the world’s largest iron ore miner, announced on Monday the resignation of two board members in relation to a dam burst that killed more than 250 people in January, the second one of its kinds affecting the company’s operations in less than four years.

Brazil securities regulator ramps up Vale dam disaster probe

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s securities regulator CVM said on Monday it has opened up an additional investigation into whether executives of iron ore miner Vale SA breached their fiduciary duties in relation to a January dam collapse which killed nearly 250 people.

Brumadinho dam disaster shrinks Vale iron ore output 34%

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Vale (NYSE:VALE), the world’s No.1 iron ore miner, saw output of the steelmaking commodity collapse by almost 34% in the second quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2018.

Vale to pay $106.5m to workers affected by Brazil dam disaster

Mining News Pro - Brazilian mining company Vale SA said on Monday it would pay 400 million reais ($106.52 million) to compensate workers affected by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at least 240 people.

BHP, Vale finalise Samarco dam disaster compensation

Mining News Pro - Brazilian prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais have reportedly come to an agreement about final compensation payments with Vale and BHP over the 2015 Samarco dam disaster.

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