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RWE npower, Colombian coal is killing our children! Close Aberthaw!

The coal power station at Aberthaw is not just polluting much of South Wales with its filthy emissions. It could also be seriously damaging the health of children in Colombia with coal dust from BHP Billiton's massive Cerrejón coal mine. In this open letter, Luz Ángela Uriana Epiayu implores RWE npower to shut down its stinking, obsolete and illegal power station.
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Brazil: interviews with women community leaders about the responsibility of companies for the Doce River tragedy

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre had the opportunity to meet and talk with communities affected by the Rio Doce tragedy in Mariana and Gesteira/Barra Longa one year after it happened. The tragedy took place on 5 November, 2015 and was caused by the Fundão dam burst, owned by Samarco, a joint venture of Vale and BHP Billiton. At least 17 people were killed, and the burst has been described as the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history.
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Samarco restart a step closer

A restart of operations is crucial for Samarco to reduce its debt, pegged at $3.7bn. The venture, which has had no cashflow since the accident, even missed in September an interest payment on a $500 million bond. Last month, a Brazilian court ordered BHP and Vale to pay an initial $350 million to help clean up what is considered the country's worst environmental disaster.
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