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Only 4 Percent of Brazilian Dams Inspected for Safety Before Samarco Tailings Dam Disaster

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Only 4 percent of Brazil's dams were inspected by supervisory bodies in the 12-month period before the disastrous tailings dam collapse at Samarco’s iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state last November, according to a new dam safety report from Brazil’s national water authority, ANA.