Mine Tailings Dam Collapses in Canada and Brazil
“Accidents” or “Environmental Crimes”?
Toronto – 29 May 2017
Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil, November 5, 2015: Worst environmental disaster in Latin American mining history.
Mount Polley, British Columbia, Canada, August 4, 2014: Worst environmental disaster in Canadian mining history.
Moderated by Judith Marshall (CERLAC, York University). Presentations by:
- Bruno Milanez, researcher, Brazilian Network for Environmental Justice: “The Failure of the Fundao Dam: An Environmental Justice Issue?”
- Richard Holmes, Fisheries Biologist, Likely, British Columbia: “The Mount Polley Mine Disaster - Who Takes Ownership?”
- Joan Kuyek, Founding National Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada
Sponsors: MiningWatch Canada, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN), Latin American Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN), Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York University, Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.