Brazil prosecutors say Samarco agreed to pay 1 bln reais for dam disaster

lunes 16 de noviembre de 2015 16:37 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Nov 16 (Reuters) - Brazilian state and federal prosecutors said on Monday that Samarco has agreed to pay a preliminary 1 billion reais ($262 million) to cover the cleanup costs and compensation after a dam burst at its mine earlier this month.

Samarco is a joint venture between Brazil's Vale SA and Australia's BHP Billiton. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Richard Chang)