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German Consultancy Firm Tuev Sued Implicated In Brumadinho Dam Collapse

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New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged by mining giant Vale SA was aware of instability of the tailings and that the dam was vulnerable.

Investigators and prosecutors have confirmed that the German consulting firm, Tuev Sued, is not co-operating with their investigations into the January 2019 disaster in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, and that progress has been hampered.

According to the BBC, emails show that Tuevv Suedd's own analysis of dam safety initially indicate some failure to meet official requirements.