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


Samarco updates

Samarco update

November 5th is the second anniversary of the Samarco tragedy. Since then, BHP has been supporting the Renova Foundation and Samarco, to advance in the remediation, compensation and reconstruction programs. One of the most important factors for the remediation efforts, is to reestablish the communities impacted by the dam break, and prevent further impacts to the communities and environment. We invite you to watch this video that shows the progress made to date.

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IUCN to work with the Renova Foundation on the recovery of the Doce River basin


The Fundão tailings dam investigation


Interactive progress map of work conducted by the Renova Foundation


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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