According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Regional Development Minister Gustavo Canuto said that Brazil has nearly 4,000 dams that are classified as having 'high damage potential' or being at high risk, with 205 of those dams containing hazardous mineral waste. Canuto told reporters that Brazil lacks the resources to audit all those dams immediately, so the government is working on prioritizing those that require the most urgent action. Last week, a tailings dam at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA in Minas Gerais state burst, killing at least 65 and leaving nearly 300 missing.

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