BBC Newsnight  Posted on May 2, 2019 Brumadinho dam collapse: A disaster waiting to happen?  On 25 January 2019, a dam at an iron ore mine in Brumadinho collapsed. It caused a huge landslide that buried everything in its path. More than 300 people were killed or are still missing. Vale – which owns the mine – is the world’s biggest producer of iron ore. It was the second mining disaster in the region since 2015, when a nearby dam co-owned by Vale also collapsed. Vale says the Brumadinho dam was assessed as safe by inspections over the years. Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse came to Brazil in March and  found a story not just about an industrial accident, but about a system of economic development and a way of life built upon the ever increasing extraction of finite natural resources. Participation of Andrea Zhouri (PPGAN).