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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. Fundação 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. 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.

Renova Foundation

On the Repair Path

An overview of the Renova Foundation, its programs, as well as details on delivery across all themes and information on progress.

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Samarco

Samarco updates

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BHP's ongoing response four years after the Fundão dam failure

BHP's response to the failure of Samarco’s Fundão Dam in Brazil has been a complex technical and social process. Four years after the dam failure, our colleagues from BHP Brazil discuss the work being done to remediate and compensate the affected people and environment. Although progress is slow in some areas, with the support of our team in Brazil, the Renova Foundation has made significant progress in 42 wide-ranging socio-economic and environmental programs. The work has been impressive, but a lot remains to be done and BHP is committed to continuing to do the right thing and ensure full and fair remediation and compensation.

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Paracatu de baixo community presented with public facility projects for resettlement

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The proposals selected for the second phase of the doce rfp mg

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Interactive progress map of work conducted by the Renova Foundation

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Samarco updates

Since the dam failure in Nov 2015, all of Samarco´s operations have been suspended. For the company to be able to resume its operations, in a safe and sustainable manner, it still needs to secure two separate licenses: Alegria Sul Pit – a mining pit that will be used for tailings storage; and LOC (Corrective Operational License) that will relicense all of the Germano Complex.

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