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17 November 2015

High resolution imagery of the Bento Rodrigues dam failures

Airbus Defence and Space have released high resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite imagery of the Bento Rodrigues dam failures in Brazil


12 November 2015

The Samarco dam failure – an intriguing video

A video on Youtube combines bits of footage of the Samarco dam failure and mudslide that destroyed the town of Bento Rodrigues in Brazil a week ago


10 November 2015

The history of the Fundao Dam near Bento Rodriguez

It is likely that the Bento Rodriguez disaster was triggered by the collapse of the Fundao Dam. Google Earth reveals the history of the structure.


8 November 2015

Deciphering the Samarco tailings dam disaster in Bento Rodriguez

It now appears that about 30 people died in the Samarco talings dam disaster at Bento Rodriguez in Brazil on Thursday. Two tailings dams collapsed, starting with a large upstream structure,


6 November 2015

Bento Rodrigues: a disastrous tailings dam failure in Brazil

Yesterday a catastrophic tailings dam failure led to mudflows that swept through the town of Bento Rodrigues in Brazil. At least 15 people were killed.


23 October 2015

An astonishing new landslide video from an artisanal mine

An amazing video has appeared on Youtube showing a landslide in an artisanal mine in Colombia in 2014. Reports suggest that 16 people died in the tragedy