New Report – UN Body Urges Mining Companies To Put Safety First

New Report – UN Body Urges Mining Companies To Put Safety First

(London-Washington-Ottawa). An international coalition of non-governmental organizations welcomes the new Assessment Report Summary released last week in Geneva by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which urges States and the industry to end deadly and damaging mining waste spills by enforcing a “zero-failure objective.”...

BHP Billiton employees face criminal charges on Brazil dam disaster

BHP Billiton employees face criminal charges on Brazil dam disaster

Originally posted by The Guardian. By Rob Davies. Eight employees of BHP Billiton face criminal charges over the Samarco dam collapse a year ago that left 19 people dead and hundreds homeless, amid accusations that the company put profit before safety. Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday charged 26 people, 21 for...

Footage Showing aftermath of Mining Dam Collapse in Brazil

Footage Showing aftermath of Mining Dam Collapse in Brazil

  • Written on: 10 November 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video published originally by RT on 06/11/15.   Aerial footage shows the devastating impact that the breach of the tailings dam had on the town of Bento Rodrigues. The toxic mud threw cars onto roofs, flooded the streets and surrounded area and 27 people are presumed dead. The mine was...