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Brazil Prosecutors Ask Court to Remove Vale Managers Over Safety Concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO — Federal prosecutors in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state are seeking a court order for miner Vale SA to replace executives they accuse of disregarding safety methods in the aftermath of two deadly mining disasters. They have asked …

BHP Labels English Lawsuit Over Brazil Dam Failure Pointless, Wasteful

LONDON — Anglo-Australian miner BHP has dismissed as pointless and wasteful a 5 billion pound ($6.3 billion) English lawsuit by 200,000 Brazilian people and groups over the 2015 collapse of a dam that led to Brazil’s worst environmental disaster. Kicking …

Indiana’s Worst Environmental Disaster, 20 Years Later

ANDERSON, Ind. — Twenty years later, Jim Hensley still remembers that call. The longtime machinist was sitting in the shop of the Guide Corp. plant in Anderson, which was then one of the country’s largest manufacturers of headlights and taillights …

New Orleans Hurricane Wall Creates Good Fishing Spot

Anglers in the wetlands surrounding New Orleans, La., never have to look very far to be reminded they are living the ultimate paradox: They are enjoying the nation’s most prolific coastal fishing in the midst of a terminal environmental disaster. …