The Samarco provision

BHP Billiton is recognising a provision of $US1.1 ($A1.6) billion to $US1.3 billion relating to its 50-50 Samarco iron ore joint venture with Vale in Brazil.

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BHP Billiton is still battling with the Samarco fall out.

A tailings dam at that operation burst in November, causing massive damage to surrounding villages and the environment. Seventeen people lost their lives.

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