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Vale Report Blames Water Level for Brazil Mining Waste Dam Disaster

SAO PAULO — The deadly collapse of a Vale SA’s mining waste dam in Brazil was partially triggered by “a persistently high water level” that caused the structure to lose strength and stability, according to a report by a panel …

Hard-Hit Indonesia Quake Zone Was Seen as High-Risk

When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a …

Lessons Learned From the Canterbury, New Zealand Earthquake

Prior to leading a panel discussion on the Canterbury earthquake at the International Association of Claim Professionals’ annual conference, the experts sat down with Claims Journal to discuss the earthquake and shared personal stories and lessons resulting from the event. …