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2 Mär 2016

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BHP Billiton

Samarco - Agreement Reached with Brazilian Authorities

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Samarco Mineracao S.A (Samarco) and its two shareholders, Vale S.A (Vale) and BHP Billiton Brasil LTDA (BHPB Brasil), have entered into an agreement with the Federal Attorney General of Brazil, the States of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and certain other public authorities (Brazilian Authorities) for the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the Samarco dam failure on 5 November 2015. The Agreement provides a long-term remedial and compensation framework for responding to the impact of the Samarco tragedy. Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil will establish a Foundation that will develop and execute environmental and socio-economic programs to remediate and provide compensation for damage caused by the Samarco dam failure.

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Brazil: Samarco agrees to pay $6 billion settlement over dam burst; prosecutors criticise settlement saying it favours the company

BHP & Vale lawsuit (re dam collapse in Brazil, filed in Brazil)