Legal action starts on Brazilian dam collapse July 22, 2020

from World Business Report· ·

In November 2015, Brazil suffered what is regarded as its worst environmental disaster, the collapse of the Mariana dam. Nearly five years on, a group of more than 200,000 people and organisations has started legal proceedings in the UK against mining company BHP Billiton. It's alleged that the company failed to act on warnings over the dam. We hear from the BBC's Daniel Gallas and Thomas Goodhead, from the law firm PGMBM, which is representing the claimants. Plus, Nigeria is currently third in terms of the total number of coronavirus cases recorded in Africa. The country came out of lockdown …



In November 2015, Brazil suffered what is regarded as its worst environmental disaster, the collapse of the Mariana dam. Nearly five years on, a group of more than 200,000 people and organisations has started legal proceedings in the UK against mining company BHP Billiton. It's alleged that the company failed to act on warnings over the dam. We hear from the BBC's Daniel Gallas and Thomas Goodhead, from the law firm PGMBM, which is representing the claimants. Plus, Nigeria is currently third in terms of the total number of coronavirus cases recorded in Africa. The country came out of lockdown in May, but cases are continuing to rise; we speak to business reporter Kunle Falayi in the former capital Lagos. Plus we hear from the BBC's Zoe Thomas on how a business in California is aiming to hire more workers with sight impairments. And we look into the impact of coronavirus on publishing with Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association.