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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 updates

Re-opening of main square in Barra Longa

On 30 October, the main square of Barra Longa was re-opened to the public following extensive community consultation. This marks another important step in the reconstruction and reclamation efforts in Barra Longa.

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Latest updates from Samarco


The Fundão tailings dam investigation


One year after the Fundão Dam faliure

Learn about the recovery, restoration and reconstruction efforts carried out in the impacted communities.


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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