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Tag: Dams

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister, Bento Albuquerque, said on Thursday that there is no safe dam in the country. "There is no safe dam. That concept does not exist," said Albuquerque...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exactly one month after Brazil’s most deadly mining disasters, firefighters and volunteers still search for at least 131 people still missing under tons of mud left behind after a...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vale, the mining giant of Brazil, announced on Tuesday that the company will eliminate ten dams similar to the one which caused the disaster in Brumadinho last week, when...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government, along with the state governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, announced they will sue mining company Samarco and its controllers, Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billinton...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This week, how not to write about the sea of mud? Not the figurative political mud that has taken over Brazilian communications for the past year, but the truly murderous mud...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil admit that hope of finding more of the missing 26 people alive in the area where two dams broke last Thursday, is fading. Authorities reports say that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rescue workers are racing to find survivors trapped under tons of mud after two dams gave way in the municipality of Bento Rodrigues, in the rural region of one of...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The federal government said Monday it would not negotiate with indigenous groups which on Tuesday entered their sixth day of occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam construction site. In the inflammatory...

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