Miner BHP commits to Brazil cleanup as huge lawsuit looms

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SYDNEY: BHP Billiton renewed Monday its commitment to do all it can to help following the deadly collapse of a wastewater dam in Brazil, with the mining giant and partner Vale facing a huge lawsuit. The Brazilian government announced on Friday plans to sue the two companies for US$5.2 billion in clean-up costs and damages after the November 5 collapse of the dam at the Samarco iron ore mine. BHP said in a statement it was aware of the development but had so far received no formal notice.

AFP

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