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Tag: Ricardo Vescovi

  • Wednesday, February 24th 2016 - 06:05 UTC

    Homicide charges for seven top officials linked to Brazil's worst mining accident

    Samarco is owned by Brazil's Vale and mining giant BHP Billiton. On Tuesday police presented the first official report into the incident.

    Brazilian authorities have charged the president of mining company Samarco and six others with homicide for the mining disaster that killed 19 people last November. Police in Minas Gerais State have asked for Ricardo Vescovi, along with five other Samarco executives and one contractor to be arrested.

  • Friday, January 15th 2016 - 12:24 UTC

    Criminal charges against mining companies involved in major waste spill in Brazil

    Federal police accuse Vale, mine operator Samarco and company officials including Samarco's CEO Ricardo Vescovi, of violating Brazil's environmental crimes law

    Police in Brazil said Thursday they have brought criminal charges against two mining companies and seven executives over a mine waste spill that buried a village and killed 17 people.Federal police accuse Brazilian iron ore giant Vale, mine operator Samarco and company officials including Samarco's chief executive, Ricardo Vescovi, of violating Brazil's environmental crimes law in connection with the disastrous November 5 collapse of a waste reservoir.