Vale informs on the Hiring of independent Office to assist in the Investigation of the Causes of the Brumadinho Accident

Vale SA informs that it has hired the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP ("Skadden") to select and work together with a panel of experts to evaluate the causes of the rupture of Dam I in Brumadinho. The office will provide advice to Vale on various legal issues arising from the breakdown of Dam I, including regarding certain initiatives that the company may take in response to the breach.


Samarco - BHP announces Rejection of Charges

BHP Billiton notes the statement by the Ministerio Público Federal of Brazil (Federal Prosecutors Office) that it has filed criminal charges before the Federal Courts of Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais, against BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda. (BHP Billiton Brasil) and certain employees and former employees of BHP Billiton (Affected Individuals).


Geotechnical Failure at Katanga Mining Limited - Update 2

Glencore notes the update made by Katanga Mining Limited. The search for the remaining five individuals continues led by 20 search and rescue professionals. All available resources have been allocated to the team. Katanga continues to work closely with the relevant authorities and is providing all the necessary support for the families of the affected individuals.


Successful Mine Rescue in China using Bauer Technology


Photo: On January 29, four miners were eventually saved through a vertical emergency shaft drilled by the PRAKLA RB-T 90 deep drilling rig. © Bauer Gruppe

For 36 days, hundreds of rescue workers fought for the lives of numerous buried miners in a gypsum mine in the Shandong province of eastern China. On January 29, four of them were eventually saved through a vertical emergency shaft, not least thanks to the drilling rigs from Bauer Maschinen Group that were in operation.

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