Waste containment at Samarco mine to be complete by year-end - BHP

Waste containment at Samarco mine to be complete by year-end - BHP
 

BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) expects to complete work by year-end to contain the remaining waste that spewed from the Samarco iron ore project after a dam collapsed last November in Brazil's worst environmental disaster on record.
When the Fundao dam burst at the mine, owned 50-50 by BHP and Vale SA (VALE5.SA), enough mud to fill 12,000 Olympic swimming pools flattened an entire village, killed 19 people and left hundreds homeless.
"Works are underway by Samarco on the dam structures to contain the remaining tailings materials and to treat sediment," BHP said in a statement on... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Business, Views: 57
Source: Reuters
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