Brazil’s Mining Agency Wants Daily Inspections on Dams

The initial expectation was that the inspection happened only in the state of Minas Gerais, but the National Mining Agency decided to extend the determination for the entire country.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the death toll of the Córrego do Feijão (Brumadinho) mine tragedy rises to 134 persons, Brazil’s National Mining Agency (ANM) announced it will start to require daily inspections in upstream dams such as those of Brumadinho and Mariana. According to officials there are still 199 people missing.

"We have the feeling that some parameters are not being included for our analysis. For upstream dams, built in the 1970's, there is something that is occurring and there is something that we are not measuring,” said ANM . . .

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