Bento Rodrigues - 2016

Emergency Actions

With the support of BHP and Vale, Samarco has mobilized, since the rupture of the Fundão dam, to assist affected communities, to reinstall the homeless population, to support the search for missing persons and to provide clarification to the authorities. Samarco recognizes its legal and moral obligation to mitigate, compensate and repair the impacts caused on Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo’s population.
Reallocation of those who lost their homes, distribution of drinking and mineral water, rescue of animals, psychosocial care and restoration of damaged accesses, among others, were the work fronts of the emergency action. The emergency actions were carried out until the date on which the Renova Foundation took over the management of repair programs in August 2016. After this period, consult the website

Many government bodies, such as the National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM), Ibama, Iema and the  governments of MG and ES followed these measures.

See a book below that reports everything that happened from the moment of the Fundão Dam break to Samarco’s reparations for the damage caused. Access here and learn more:


You can also download the book by clicking here.

After the Transaction and Conduct Adjustment Agreement (TTAC – Framework Agreement) was signed by Samarco, its stakeholders, the Federal Government and the governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, emergency actions will be maintained and expanded, following the socio-economic and socio-environmental recuperation plans being carried out by the Renova Foundation.

Data about the socio-environmental and socio-economic programs carried out by the Renova Foundation can be accessed at the foundation’s activity report or at the website

See the timeline of emergency actions taken by Samarco below.