One month on from a crime: Vale dam burst in Brumadinho

The collapse of a tailings dam owned by mining giant Vale in Minas Gerais caused 179 deaths; many more are still missing

One month ago on January 25th, the residents of the Brazilian town of Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, became victims of one of the biggest social and environmental disasters in the history of the planet. The collapse of a dam owned by miner Vale in the Mina do Feijão district caused the death of at least 179 people, while 131 were still listed as missing by Monday, Feb. 25. Workers, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters were buried under the avalanche of toxic mud as casualties of yet another crime sponsored by Brazil’s largest mining company.

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For dramatice footage of the dam collapse, check out the article on Brasil de Fato.