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Wildcat mining could cause national electricity blackout

We’re covering today a major risk for Brazil’s power grid. The terrible Q2 earnings season. And new worries around the president’s health.

Illegal mining threatens major power line in Brazil

BMTE, the company which runs the Belo Monte power transmission line, has filed complaints denouncing that illegal mining camps jeopardize the 2,076-kilometer high-voltage line, which stretches from the Belo Monte dam in Brazil’s North, all the way down to the Southeast. In a document to authorities, BMTE President Chang Zhongjiao complains about wildcat mining popping up in the municipalities of Marabá, Paraupebas, Itupiranga, and Curionópolis — all along the transmission...

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