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Tech roundup: An app to prevent dam disasters

App is designed to help at-risk communities by warning of dam failures, providing escape routes, and informing which areas could be affected in the case of accidents

Teams work in the aftermath of the 2019 Brumadinho dam disaster. Photo: Eduardo Anizelli/Folhapress
Teams work in the aftermath of the 2019 Brumadinho dam disaster. Photo: Eduardo Anizelli/Folhapress

Welcome to our Tech roundup, where we bring you Brazil’s biggest stories on technology and innovation. This week: an app collecting security data and alerts to avoid dam failures gains an important update. 

App to warn people of dam risks gets an important update

Last year, the Minas Gerais Electricity Company (Cemig) created a tool to gather safety information from mining and hydroelectric dams while also expanding the existing communication channels between the population, local authorities, energy and mining companies, firefighters, and civil defense professionals — principally when it comes to dam-related disasters.  

  • Taking the shape of an app,...

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