2006-06-29 - World's third tallest dam fails

2006-06-29 - World's third tallest dam fails


Campos Novos, Brazil (BR)
SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 29, 2006 (ENS) - The recently completed Campos Novos Dam in southern Brazil failed last week to contain the water in its reservoir, releasing all the water impounded behind the 626-foot (202-meter) tall structure.
SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 29, 2006 (ENS) - The recently completed Campos Novos Dam in southern Brazil failed last week to contain the water in its reservoir, releasing all the water impounded behind the 626-foot (202-meter) tall structure.
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By: kjfitz

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@ 2006-07-10 23:08:54
...Whoops...

Wasn't the building of this dam featured on a Discovery Channel special? If it's the one I'm thinking of, I remember thinking that the construction of it seemed to be quite the gong show.

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