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All Workers Safe After Rescue Out of Mine in Canada

SUDBURY, Ontario (AP) — The last four miners trapped deep below the surface in the Totten Mine climbed to safety early Wednesday, the company that owns the mine near Sudbury, Ontario, said. Vale said the 39 workers trapped by an …

London Judges Reverse Course to Reopen $7B Brazil Dam Lawsuit Against BHP

LONDON — London’s Court of Appeal made a U-turn on Tuesday by agreeing to reopen a $7 billion lawsuit by 200,000 claimants against Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP , reviving a case over a dam rupture behind Brazil’s worst environmental disaster. …

UK Court to Reconsider $6.9B Brazil Dam Lawsuit Against BHP

LONDON — London’s Court of Appeal will hear a request to revive a 5 billion pound ($6.95 billion) lawsuit against Anglo-Australian mining group BHP over a 2015 dam failure in Brazil, a court order showed. Judge Nicholas Underhill has agreed …

Upstream Tailings Dams Pose Much Higher Stability Risks, Study Finds

The most widespread type of dam used to store mine waste is nearly twice as unstable as the average tailings facility, a global study showed on Friday, highlighting the risk of so-called “upstream” construction techniques which some countries have banned. …

TÜV SÜD Faces Group Claim In Germany Over 2019 Brazil Dam Collapse

LONDON — German industrial inspector TÜV SÜD is facing a claim for “significant damages” in the first civil lawsuit on German soil over its alleged role in the deadly collapse of a dam in Brazil two years ago. A group …