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Tailings Dams Burst in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State

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MARIANA, Brazil

Tailings dams at an iron mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state burst on November 5th, flooding the town of Bento Rodrigues and nearby areas with toxic sludge.