Events similar to or like Mariana dam disaster

The Mariana dam disaster, also known as the Bento Rodrigues or Samarco dam disaster, occurred on 5 November 2015, when the Fundão tailings dam at the Germano iron ore mine of the Samarco Mariana Mining Complex near Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure, resulting in flooding that devastated the downstream villages of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatu de Baixo (40 km (25 mi) from Bento Rodrigues), killing 19 people. Wikipedia

  • Brumadinho dam disaster

    The Brumadinho dam disaster occurred on 25 January 2019 when Dam I, a tailings dam at the Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine, 9 km east of Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure. Owned by Vale, the same company that was involved in the 2015 Mariana dam disaster. Wikipedia

  • Tailings dam

    Typically an earth-fill embankment dam used to store byproducts of mining operations after separating the ore from the gangue. Tailings can be liquid, solid, or a slurry of fine particles, and are usually highly toxic and potentially radioactive. Wikipedia

  • Flood due to the failure of a tailings dam at the Certej mine which led to the death of 89 people. It occurred on 30 October 1971 in Certeju de Sus commune, Hunedoara County, Romania. Wikipedia

  • Baldwin Hills Dam disaster

    The Baldwin Hills Dam disaster occurred on December 14, 1963, in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of South Los Angeles, when the dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir suffered a catastrophic failure and flooded the residential neighborhoods surrounding it. It began with signs of lining failure, followed by increasingly serious leakage through the dam at its east abutment. Wikipedia

  • Merriespruit tailings dam disaster

    The Merriespruit tailings dam disaster occurred on the night of 22 February 1994 when a tailings dam failed and flooded the suburb of Merriespruit, Virginia, Free State, South Africa. Seventeen people were killed as a result. Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana

    Archdiocese based in the city of Mariana in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. One priest for every 5,482 Catholics. Wikipedia


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