State Prosecutors Warn of Possible Dam Collapse

According to a technical report obtained by prosecutors, the slope in Minas Gerais could rupture sometime between May 19th and May 25th.

By Newsfeed/Reuters/AP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The prosecutor’s office for Brazil’s Minas Gerais state warned Thursday that a dam holding back mining waste could collapse in the next few days and told its operator, mining giant Vale, to warn nearby residents.

Vale reported unusual movement at a mining slope one mile from the Congo Soco mine, in the city of Barão de Cocais, about 40 miles from where the Brumadinho dam collapsed . . .

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