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Vale knew about dam safety issues before collapse

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Vale knew about dam safety issues before collapse

Mining giant Vale knew there were problems with safety equipment in the Brumadinho dam two days before its collapse —which killed 150 people, left 182 missing, and caused an immense environmental disaster. Email exchanges between Vale employees and security auditors show that five sensors to measure liquid pressure weren’t working.

Last week, three Vale employees and two security auditors from German firm Tüv Süd, who attested to the dam’s safety, were arrested—but later released. One of the auditors says he informed Vale...

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