Mining

BHP boss heads out to Brazil following mining disaster

Andrew Mackenzie, BHP Billiton’s chief executive, has travelled to Brazil to tackle the fallout from last week’s mining dam disaster at its Samarco project. Two people have been confirmed dead and 28 are still missing, after the collapse of two dams at the site in Minas Gerais state sparked mudslides that overwhelmed villages in the area. 

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