Brazilian prosecutors file $44.7bn action against Samarco, owners

State prosecutors in Brazil’s south-eastern Minas Gerais state (MPMG) have filed a public civil action against Samarco and its shareholders, Vale and BHP Billiton, over the Fundão tailing dam collapse.

MPMG is seeking 155 billion Reais ($44.75 billion) in relation to environmental, social and economic damages, it said on Tuesday May 3.

This value was calculated based on the amount disbursed by BP following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, it...


Ana Paula Camargo

May 03, 2016

23:43 GMT

São Paulo