#Brazil dam burst: Police investigation finds #BHP-#Vale joint venture ignored risk of collapse

Aerial view of damage following dam burst releasing thick, toxic mud.

#Brazil’s federal police have formally accused mining company #Samarco, a joint venture between #Vale SA and #BHP #Billiton, of wilful misconduct in relation to a deadly dam burst last November.

The official police investigation said the company had ignored clear signs the dam was at risk of collapsing.

The case will now be passed to prosecutors to decide whether to press charges.

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-10/brazil-dam-burst-police-investigation-finds-samarco-ignored-risk/7500050http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-10/brazil-dam-burst-police-investigation-finds-samarco-ignored-risk/7500050

 

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