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There is no Safe Dam in Brazil, Says Minister

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister, Bento Albuquerque, said on Thursday that there is no safe dam in the country.

"There is no safe dam. That concept does not exist," said Albuquerque during a hearing before the Senate Environment Committee on dam safety.

The minister went on to say that the probability of ruptures of tailings dams built upstream, as . . .

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