BHP Billiton & Vale: Brazil dam burst

On 5 November 2015 a dam in Brazilian state of Minas Gerais burst its banks resulting in 6 deaths and 631 injured. 21 people are still missing. The cause of the overflow of water, mud and mineral waste from the mine is still being investigated. The mine is jointly by BHP Billiton and Vale SA, and operated by the mining company Samarco..   ... →