Updates on BHP Billiton's Brazilian dam disaster

Updates on BHP Billiton's Brazilian dam disaster

For earlier updates, see http://londonminingnetwork.org/?s=Samarco. Brazil police may accuse Samarco execs of homicide in dam burst Brazilian police have enough evidence to accuse executives of miner Samarco Mineração SA with homicide over a deadly dam burst in...
More on BHP Billiton's catastrophic Brazilian dam disaster

More on BHP Billiton's catastrophic Brazilian dam disaster

Toxic mud from the Samarco tailings dam disaster reached the Atlantic Ocean on 22 November Arsenic and mercury have been detected in the waste. Allegations have been made that the disaster was the result of industry and government negligence. The disaster is...
Update on BHP Billiton/Vale dam disaster in Brazil

Update on BHP Billiton/Vale dam disaster in Brazil

The scale of the 5 November tailings dam burst at the BHP Billiton/Vale-owned Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, continues to grow as the waste from the dam flows downstream. It seems it is becoming the biggest tailings dam disaster in history....
Rio Tinto AGM: Workers of the world unite!

Rio Tinto AGM: Workers of the world unite!

Report on the Rio Tinto AGM, London, 16 April 2015 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network There is a full webcast of the AGM at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/q5xxmtf6. This year’s Rio Tinto AGM was another three hour marathon, preceded by a...
Brazilian civil society organisations condemn Porto Sul

Brazilian civil society organisations condemn Porto Sul

BAMIN/ENRC’s “takeover” design plan for Porto Sul Pedra de Ferro – The Iron Stone: Chapter Five Porto Sul is a proposed new terminal on the Brazilian coast of Bahia and the preferred destination for iron ore coming from the Caetite mine. It...
The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

Boats waiting to load iron ore at Port Hedland, Australia. Source: The Ocean Foundation Ports in a Storm How does Brazil’s plan for the Porto Sul iron ore export port compare with similar projects around the world? The following case studies draw on recent...