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What legacy has the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster left Brazil?

One year on from Brazil’s worst ever environmental tragedy, BristoLatino editor Will May analyses its consequences and the Brazilian government’s (lack of) reaction. At 3.45pm on 5th November 2015, an enormous tailings dam burst in the mining district of Mariana, Brazil, releasing 60 million cubic meters of toxic brown slurry that engulfed surrounding farmland and villages. 17 […]