BHP Billiton Samarco settlement suspended by Brazil courtStaff writer ▼ | July 1, 2016
BHP Billiton's plans to settle claims over the 2015 Samarco mine disaster suffered a blow on Friday when a Brazilian court reinstated a public civil claim.
Pollution Suspending the ratification in Brazil
"BHP Billiton Brasil intends to appeal the decision of the Superior Court of Justice," BHP said in a statement
A burst tailings dam at the mine on November 5 unleashed a mud flow that killed 19 people, left hundreds homeless and polluted a major river. ■