Samarco Minercao: summary and progress on court cases and fines

November 2015, a man taking pictures of the destroyed village of Bento Rodrigues after the dam failure. Photo taken by Romerito Pontes via Flickr.

Over two years after the disaster, there is still no complete assessment of the socio-environmental and socio-economic damages suffered by the affected communities.

As reported in Dirty Profits 6 – In March 2016, Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton signed an agreement with the federal and state governments for socioeconomic and environmental recovery work worth a total of around BRL20bn over 15 years.   ... →