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No More Mine Waste Spills in 2016

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By Shreema Mehta

January 20, 2016

Last year, some of the world’s largest mining companies failed to control the massive dams in which they store the toxic waste that’s left over when minerals such as gold are extracted from ore. The result was spills that polluted rivers in Canada, Mexico and Brazil. 2016 must be the year that the world responds to the growing threat of toxic tailings dams — a ticking time bomb that has in fact, gone off several times last year.

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Brazil Mine Spill: Enough is Enough

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By Shreema Mehta

November 10, 2015

Yet another mine failure has caused yet another spill — this time with fatalities.

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