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SAO PAULO, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA, a joint venture of Vale SA and BHP Billiton PLC, delivered an updated environmental recovery plan on Wednesday following a dam burst that devastated a major river.
The Brazilian government expects to reach an agreement by Friday with Samarco to settle a 20 billion-real ($4.9 billion) lawsuit for damages in a deadly dam disaster, Brazil's attorney general said earlier on Wednesday. (Reporting by Marta Nogueira; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)