This week’s Vale corporation mine tailings dam disaster in Brazil is another example of the terrible danger posed by the failure of mine tailings waste dams. So far, 65 people are reported dead in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and hundreds more are still missing.
This fall, Minnesota’s DNR approved PolyMet’s permit for a 252-foot tall earthen dam to contain its copper-nickel tailings. Ask Governor Walz and new DNR Commissioner Strommen to suspend PolyMet dam permits and examine safer tailings waste alternatives.Take Action!
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