Monthly Archives: December 2015

Herculano Mine Partners Indicted on First Degree Murder Charges For Worker Deaths In September 2014 Tailings Dam Failure

http://www.em.com.br/app/noticia/gerais/2015/12/16/interna_gerais,717902/socios-da-herculano-mineracao-sao-indiciados-por-homicidio-doloso-por.shtml http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.em.com.br%2Fapp%2Fnoticia%2Fgerais%2F2015%2F12%2F16%2Finterna_gerais%2C717902%2Fsocios-da-herculano-mineracao-sao-indiciados-por-homicidio-doloso-por.shtml The indictment, announced December 16, 2015 is for  continuing to place tailings in a dam that was impaired , had already reached its capacity, and no longer was licensed to receive tailings. Findings also reference failure to notify authorities … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Largest Newspaper’s Press For Truth & Full Accounting on Samarco Failure

Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha De Sao Paolo, has been pressing hard  and with care and diligence to ask the right questions about the Samarco tailings dam failure on November 5th.  Their efforts serve not only the people of Brazil but … Continue reading

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SAMARCO DAM FAILURE LARGEST BY FAR IN RECORDED HISTORY

April 19,2018  Update Through creation of a magnitude index  which creates a single vector out of data for release, run out and deaths, we have confirmed that the Fundao is the largest failure in recorded history with a magnitude score … Continue reading

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Samitri Samarco & Vales Use Of The Failed Fundao Tailings Dam

Brazilian Paper Estadao reported on December 8th that Vale’s use  of the failed Fundao has been at least 28% of total and that there is no legal basis for this use.  This article  follows up on long standing and widespread … Continue reading

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