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Brazil’s Brumadinho dam was certified ‘stable’ weeks before it collapsed

Brazil’s Brumadinho dam was certified ‘stable’ weeks before it collapsed

São Paulo, Brazil (CNN)In just over three years, two dams have collapsed in the same Brazilian state, leaving thousands of families in mourning. This time, some Brazilians say they fear that the country’s monitoring system is deeply flawed.

At least 121 people were confirmed killed, and hundreds more are missing after a dam crumbled at an iron ore mine Friday, unleashing a muddy sea of debris that all but buried the nearby town of Brumadinho.
The dam is one of hundreds in the mining hub and southeastern state of Minas Gerais, a state whose name literally translates as “general mines.” In November 2015, another dam in the state burst, inundating the small village of Mariana and killing 19 people.

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