BHP and Vale win extra time to settle Samarco claims, restart unlikely this year

June 30, 2017

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A Brazilian court has granted mining companies BHP and Vale an extra four months to negotiate a settlement of civil claims relating to the 2015 Samarco dam disaster.

BHP and Vale now have until October 30, to negotiate a settlement of the $47.5-billion and $6.1-billion public civil claims relating to the dam failure, which left 19 people dead.

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