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A Trail of Death after Another Dam Collapses in Brazil

View All Share --> Satellite imagery recorded before and after the collapse of a tailing dam near the city of Brumadinho, Brazil, on January 25, 2019. Before: © 2019 Planet Labs After: © 2019 Planet Labs The dam collapse in Brazil last week that killed 84 was the second such tragedy in just over three years, pointing to weak oversight by the government and urgent need for reforms. On January 25, a dam with mineral waste collapsed in the city of Brumadinho, leaving 84 dead and 276 missing in addition to catastrophic environmental damage. About 150 kilometers away, a similar dam collapsed…

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