Brazil Hunts for Mudslide Victims After BHP-Vale Dam Bursts

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  • Prosecutors plan to seek suspension of mine operating license
  • Missing workers were heightening one of the dams at the time

BHP and Vale Dams Burst in Brazil

Brazilian authorities stepped up efforts to locate and care for victims of a massive mudslide triggered by ruptured dams at an iron ore mine owned by BHP Billiton Ltd. and Vale SA, in what is being described as the worst environmental disaster ever in the state of Minas Gerais.

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