- Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017 16:02
- Written by E&MJ News
Mud coming from the rupture of dams in Samarco mining in Mariana, Minas Gerais, flowed into the waters of the Doce river in Governador Valadares, on November 11, 2015. Photo: GABRIELA BILO/ESTADAO CONTEUD
BHP Billiton and Vale have until June 30 to settle the largest civil claim stemming from its joint venture Samarco’s dam disaster in Brazil that occurred on November 5, 2015. The companies entered into a preliminary agreement with the federal prosecutor’s office in Brazil to negotiate a settlement of the $47.5 billion claim.