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BHP Strikes Deal to Settle Samarco Claim
Environment
Friday January 20 2017

BHP Strikes Deal to Settle Samarco Claim

BHP Billiton has reached a near $A1 billion deal with Brazil's federal prosecutor to settle a civil claim over the fatal disaster at its Samarco joint...

Brazil Anti-trust Body says World Cup Construction Bids Rigged
Commercial
Thursday December 8 2016

Brazil Anti-trust Body says World Cup Construction Bids Rigged

Several construction companies rigged their bids for 2014 World Cup stadiums, driving up costs by overcharging for the work, according to Brazil's anti-trust body.

BHP Brazil Dam Failed by Drainage, Design
Infrastructure
Wednesday August 31 2016

BHP Brazil Dam Failed by Drainage, Design

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...

Samarco Fined $56m for Brazil Dam Burst
Infrastructure
Monday June 20 2016

Samarco Fined $56m for Brazil Dam Burst

Brazil's Environment Ministry has fined mining company Samarco 142 million reais ($A56.29 million) for damages to three protected areas resulting from a tailings dam burst in...

Olympics: Police Raid Construction Consortium on Fraud Charges
Business
Thursday June 9 2016

Olympics: Police Raid Construction Consortium on Fraud Charges

Brazilian federal police have raided the offices of a consortium responsible for construction at a site that will host 11 sports during August's Olympics Games in...

New Bike Lane Falls in Rio, Kills Two
Urban Planning
Tuesday April 26 2016

New Bike Lane Falls in Rio, Kills Two

A new elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has collapsed, killing at least two people.

BHP Faces Legal Action over Brazil Dam Collapse
Environment
Friday February 26 2016

BHP Faces Legal Action over Brazil Dam Collapse

BHP Billiton's chief executive and chairman are named in a lawsuit filed in the United States by investors seeking damages over the fatal Brazilian dam disaster.

6 Engineering Exec Face Murder Charges after Brazil Dam Collapse
Business
Thursday February 25 2016

6 Engineering Exec Face Murder Charges after Brazil Dam Collapse

Brazilian police in the state of Minas Gerais have accused six Samarco executives and a contractor of murder in connection with the deaths of 19 people...

Samarco ‘Warned’ Well Before Brazil Dam Disaster
Infrastructure
Wednesday January 27 2016

Samarco ‘Warned’ Well Before Brazil Dam Disaster

Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Minerao SA received serious danger warnings from ground sensors in 2014 and 2015, months before a deadly and environmentally destructive burst...