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The Economist (February 2)

2019/ 02/ 03 by jd in Global News

“The iron-ore mines in Minas Gerais look like roughshod capitalism let loose.”  On Monday, a tailing dam break released “a wave of sludge that may have killed more than 350 people,” making this “one of the worst tailings tragedies in history.” Furthermore, “this is the second such disaster in which” Vale, the mine operator, has been “implicated in just over three years.” This disaster should be a “cause for soul-searching” for Vale and for the global mining industry.

 

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