BHP Billiton vows to publically disclose findings of Brazil probe, brings forward tailings dam review
PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Mining giant BHP Billiton has brought forward the next review of all its tailings dams following the disaster at the Samarco joint venture (JV) in Brazil, chairperson Jac Nasser said on Thursday.
Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Perth, he also vowed to get to the bottom of what caused one of Samarco’s three tailings dams to fail on November 5, resulting in a significant release of mine tailings, flooding local communities. The accident had left 11 people dead, eight people missing and displaced about 600 people.
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