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Responding to the tragedy following the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at Samarco on 5 November 2015 is a priority for BHP Billiton. Our team in Brazil are focused on doing everything they can to support the response efforts, repair and maintain existing dams, rebuild communities and restore the environment impacted by the dam failure.

BHP Billiton and Vale each holds a 50 per cent interest in Samarco.

Samarco

Samarco updates

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Overall Tailings Containment Structures

The tailings containment system works have been completed. With this, the goal to avoid tailings remaining from the Fundão Dam collapse carriage into the environment is being achieved. Water monitoring at impacted areas show a substantial reduction on turbidity levels, with numbers under the legal limit established by Brazilian authorities.

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The Fundão tailings dam investigation

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New independent scientific panel to advise on Rio Doce recovery

In an effort to support the recovery of the Rio Doce Basin and the affected communities following the failure of the Fundao Dam in 2015, International Union for Conservation of Nature will establish an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel.

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Renova Foundation

Fundacao Renova (the Renova Foundation) was established to implement a set of remediation and compensation programs to address the impacts caused by Samarco’s Fundão Dam failure.

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