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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministerio Publico Federal – MPF (Federal Prosecutors Office) in Brazil has filed a civil suit against Samarco mining company and its controllers, Brazilian Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After causing one of Brazil’s greatest environmental disasters, mining company Samarco has agreed to pay R$4.4 billion in the next three years to help recover the Rio Doce Basin in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A federal judge in Brazil has ordered the freeze on the assets of Anglo-American mining company, BHP Billiton, and Brazil’s mining giant, Vale, to guarantee that the damage, estimated at...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – State prosecutors in Minas Gerais, Brazil, announced on Thursday they were filing a civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco as well as its controllers, Brazilian mining giant Vale and Anglo-American...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil announced on Tuesday a plan for the recovery of the Rio Doce Basin, affected by the massive wave of toxic mud created when two dams...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As rescue workers continue to look for nineteen people who are still missing after two dams broke near the town of Mariana, Minas Gerais on November 5th, a third dam...

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