Um tribunal federal ordenou BHP Billiton e Vale a destinar US $ 491.500.000, com a possibilidade de mais bilhões, congelou os ativos das gigantes da mineração ‘no país, e ordenou a realização de um extenso trabalho ambiental e social na região atingido por uma represa estourou em sua joint venture.
The action against the two mining giants relates to the catastrophe that hit Samarco iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil on 5 November. Each of the companies own 50% of Samarco.
The disaster saw a dam collapse and release 60 million cubic meters of mud downstream into the water systems of hundreds of towns and cities. Brazil’s President has compared the disaster to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and described it as Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster.
The death toll of the collapse has risen to 17, from an earlier estimate of 13. Two people remain missing… (MERCOPRESS)