Brazil braces for another tailings dam collapse

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Brazil braces for another tailings dam collapseThousands of Brazilians braced Monday for the possible collapse of another tailings dam owned by mining giant Vale that threatens to spew millions of tons of toxic sludge over towns, rivers and forest. The latest emergency comes four months after 242 people were killed when a dam burst at another Vale-owned mine. Vale and emergency services have warned that a section of the defunct Gongo Soco mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais is at risk of disintegrating, which could rupture the Sul Superior dam 1.5 kilometers (nearly one mile) away.


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