UN: Better protections needed from mine water disastersThu, 16 Nov 2017 09:40:00 GMT
The iron-ore mine accident in Samarco, Brazil, for example, released some 40 million cubic meters of waste that polluted hundreds of miles of rivers and streams. The UNEP recommended governments and mining companies adopt a zero-failure goal for ...
Elliott Management tight-lipped on BHP investment changesWed, 15 Nov 2017 07:07:00 GMT
Vale and Samarco, including BHP's former iron ore boss and now chief executive of grain exporter CBH, Jimmy Wilson. Those criminal charges are now able to proceed after a Brazilian court ruled that evidence collected by phone-tapping Samarco executives was ...
Direct reduction, blast furnace iron ore pellet contract premiums ...Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:54:00 GMT
Iron ore contract pellet premiums are moving toward settlement ... DR-grade pellet scarcity since the Samarco operation was idled in late 2015 had led to greater usage of BF pellets at DRI plants. There is no certainty on a resumption timescale at Samarco ...
Safety-first as new CBH boss settles inSun, 12 Nov 2017 11:55:00 GMT
The former BHP Billiton iron ore boss took the reins from former CBH CEO Andy Crane ... homicide after 19 people died following a dam collapse in 2015 at Brazils Samarco mine. The mine is a joint venture owned by BHP and Brazilian mining company Vale.
'No lessons learned' from Samarco dam burstMon, 06 Nov 2017 17:26:00 GMT
The Brazilian government has not learned any lessons from the collapse of iron ore pellet-maker Samarco's Fundo tailings dam in Minas Gerais state two years ago, according to a prosecutor. What we can say, after two years, is that there has been no ...
Church of England sets new bar for mining industry in wake of ...Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:59:00 GMT
The dam belonged to an iron ore mine run by Samarco, a joint venture between FTSE 100-listed BHP Billiton, and Vale of Brazil. The industry needs to pay far greater attention to the safety of tailings dams, which pose very significant risks ...
Ex-BHP Billiton executive Jimmy Wilson speaks out on Samarco ...Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:59:00 GMT
Former BHP Billiton executive Jimmy Wilson has opened up about the soul-searching within the company over the Samarco mine disaster ... caused by the collapse of an iron ore tailings dam. I think that every single person at BHP Billiton, including ...
BHP, Vale secure further extension on $48bn Samarco dam disaster ...Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:19:00 GMT
The case relates to the Samarco Minerao mining operations owned by BHP Billiton and Vale. On 5 November 2015, a dam that was constructed in Bento Rodrigues to store iron ore waste of the Samarco mine suffered a massive failure, leading to flooding in ...
BHP, Vale get short extension on Brazil mine disaster settlementTue, 31 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Brazilian federal prosecutors in May last year served the joint partners in the Samarco iron ore mine with a 155 billion Brazilian real claim to pay for the social, environmental and economic costs of cleaning up the countrys worst environmental disaster.
BHP CEO Seen as Under Pressure From Activist Elliott -- WSJThu, 19 Oct 2017 23:50:00 GMT
But the company stumbled in 2015 as prices plunged for its chief commodity, iron ore, and a disaster at its Samarco mine in Brazil, which it jointly owned with Vale SA, resulted in charges of more than $1 billion. BHP slashed its dividend in February 2016 ...
Activists stalk BHP BillitonThu, 19 Oct 2017 23:44:00 GMT
In November 2015 the Fundo tailings dam at Samarco, an iron ore joint venture owned equally by Billiton and Vale, collapsed and 19 people were killed, including five from the local community. Several downstream communities were also flooded. The owners ...
Bulk Shipping's Exciting OutlookThu, 19 Oct 2017 12:30:00 GMT
On top of the already impressive iron ore production growth, there is also the potential of a restart of the Brazilian Samarco iron ore mine. In november 2015 a terrible disaster happened in Brazil when the Dam of this iron ore broke. This mine is a joint ...
BHP on track to meet iron ore, met coal guidance for fiscal 2017-2018Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:04:00 GMT
Mining giant BHP's iron ore production edged lower year on year in the July-September ... Mining and processing operations at the Brazilian Samarco mine, however, remain suspended following the failure of the Fundao tailings dam and Santarem water dam ...
BHP's iron ore, petroleum output dipsTue, 17 Oct 2017 20:50:00 GMT
a sharp improvement from a year-earlier loss of US$6.39 billion when BHP absorbed an impairment hit on its onshore USA oil-and-gas business and a charge for the fatal 2015 dam failure at the Samarco iron-ore operation in Brazil. Former NZ PM joins ANZ It ...
Iron ore grade price differences may narrow as market falls in ...Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:35:00 GMT
Brazilian miner Vale has been producing higher silica iron ore in its southern and southeastern Brazil operations. That comes after the Samarco pellet producer dam burst accident led to changes in mining processing from wet to dry, and new permitting.
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