Poor drainage blamed for Brumadinho failure

A VALE internal report has pointed to heavy seasonal rain, poor drainage and a brittle wall structure as key factors in the catastrophic Brumadinho tailings dam failure almost a year ago.

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Causes for the Brumadinho dam failure have been released.

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