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Enormous new dam fails in Brazil

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(Image: International Rivers Network) GIANT cracks have opened in one of the world’s tallest dams, just months after completion. The cracks appeared after a tunnel collapsed on 20 June beneath the 200-metre-high Campos Novos dam in southern Brazil, and the reservoir rapidly emptied. At one point, 4000 cubic metres of water (more than enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool) were rushing downstream every second towards a second dam on the river Canoas. “If this had happened during the rainy season, and the two reservoirs had been full,