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Mining activity in Brazil and negligence in action

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Salvador, Gilberto Nepomuceno [1, 2] ; Leal, Cecilia Gontijo [3] ; Brejao, Gabriel Lourenco [4] ; Pessali, Tiago Casarim [5] ; Mascarenhas Alves, Carlos Bernardo [6] ; Rosa, Gustavo Ribeiro [7] ; Ligeiro, Raphael [1, 2] ; de Assis Montag, Luciano Fogaca [1, 2]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Fed Para, Programa Posgrad Ecol, Av Augusto Correa 01, BR-66075110 Belem, Para - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Para, Lab Ecol & Conservacao, Belem, Para - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Lab Hidrol Florestal, Escola Super Agr Luiz Queiroz, Piracicaba - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, Lab Ictiol, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto - Brazil
[5] Pontificia Univ Catolica Minas Gerais, Museu Ciencias Nat, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Lab Nuvelhas, Projeto Manuelzao, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[7] Pontificia Univ Catolica Minas Gerais, Programa Posgrad Biol Vertebrados, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: PERSPECTIVES IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION; v. 18, n. 2, p. 137-142, APR-JUN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The number of disasters involving tailings storage facilities has increased in Brazil. Only in the last six years, there have been six disasters involving this type of structure. Despite the vast socio-environmental impacts, little has been done to mitigate the damage caused. The negligence of mining companies and the lack of efficient management approaches at river basin-level have greatly hampered efforts for environmental recovery. In addition, although Brazil has signed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there has been a slowdown in Brazilian environmental legislation, which can facilitate the implementation of mines and tailings storage facilities. To finish, we suggest some options to turn this situation around. (C) 2020 Associacao Brasileira de Ciencia Ecologica e Conservacao. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/25383-0 - A large-scale assessment of anthropogenic threats to aquatic biodiversity across the Amazon
Grantee:Cecília Gontijo Leal
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/11954-9 - Fluvial networks as landscape connectors: does the riparian connection quality influence patterns on stream fish diversity?
Grantee:Gabriel Lourenço Brejão
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate