Samarco anticipates part of compensation to affected by mud

There are about R $ 10 million to families who had properties.
21/01/2016 13h49 - Updated 26/01/2016 10h05
Photo: Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Samarco has agreed with the prosecution of Minas Gerais and representatives of communities affected by mining the dam break in Mariana (MG) for the payment of indemnity anticipation 10 thousand reais for families that had affected properties that were not used as housing.

The information was published on Thursday by Samarco, joint venture of Brazil's Vale in partnership with the Anglo-Dutch BHP Billiton, who explained that the amounts will be paid to 29 of February, based on records previously held these families.

in accordance, It was also defined that Samarco indemnify the owners have lost their vehicles, who will receive the value of the FIPE table of the day 5 November 2015, day break, plus interest and monetary restatement until the date of payment.

Payments will be made concerning about 35 vehicles, according to Samarco. The company will make the payment after the owner deliver the necessary documentation, the company said in a statement sent to the press.

The dam break, considered the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history, It generated a wave of mud tailings left 17 dead and many homeless, hit several cities and polluted the Rio Doce, which flows into the sea capixaba.


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