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Brazil: Brazilian prosecutors question Samarco dam burst settlement

Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday criticized a deal that mining company Samarco reached earlier this week with the federal government to pay an estimated 20 billion reais ($5.27 billion)in damages for a deadly dam spill in November. The settlement favors the miner instead of the population affected by what is considered to be Brazil's worst environmental disaster, the prosecutors of the task force investigating the spill as well prosecutors in the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo said in a statement....Prosecutors said the deal does not guarantee the proper clean up and payment of damages for populations that were not included in settlement talks...

 

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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)