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JANUARY 2019 Dear friends, Last Friday 25 January, there was a catastrophic tailings dam burst at Brumadinho in Brazil, at an iron ore mine run by Brazilian multinational Vale. Although the environmental damage done seems to be much less than when the Fundao tailings...

Brazil dam disaster: BHP Billiton faces lawsuit in Australia

Mining giant BHP Billiton says it will defend itself against a class action lawsuit in Australia over Brazil's 2015 dam disaster. More than 3,000 investors have signed up to the lawsuit, and which alleges that BHP failed to disclose the risk of the dam's failure to the stock market, and misled investors over the company's safety guarantees.