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Brazil sues BHP, Vale for 20b reais to clean up mining disaster

Suit requires BHP-Vale-owned Samarco to take immediate action to contain and reduce environmental impact of the dambust

The Nov 5 damburst in Minas Gerais unleashed a deluge of red toxic mud that smothered a village, polluted a major river valley and cut off water supply.


BRAZIL filed a lawsuit on Monday against two of the world's largest mining companies for 20 billion Brazilian reais (S$7.3 billion) to clean up what it says was its worst environmental disaster, caused by the collapse of a tailings dam.

The governments of Brazil and those...