BHP to provide US$181M to Samarco

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by Jessica Ellerm

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) has announced it will fund up to US$181 million in financial support as part of its response efforts related to the dam failure at Samarco in November 2015.

US$133 million will be used to fund the Renova Foundation to undertake remediation and compensation programs.

This amount will be offset against the Group’s provision for the Samarco dam failure.

A short term facility of US$42 million will be made available to Samarco as required, to carry out ongoing repair works, maintain facilities and support restart planning.

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) is trading 1.63 per cent up at $29.31

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