Samarco Faces $2.62 Billion Civil Case for Mining Accident

  • Lawyer from Bahia state filed case in Minas Gerais court
  • Dams burst Nov. 5 and polluted the main river in the region

A BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA joint venture in Brazil is facing its first civil lawsuit after a dam collapse on Nov. 5 that buried a town and contaminated the region’s main river.

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