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A study finds that a Brazilian dam collapse could have been predicted weeks in advance with latest monitoring technology.

One of Brazil’s worst environmental disasters - a dam collapse that also killed more than 200 people - could have been foreseen with the right monitoring technology, according to a new study by the University of Nottingham and Durham University.

Professor David Toll, the new Co-Director of the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience worked with Professor Jon Gluyas, Executive Director of Durham Energy Institute, Dr Andrew Sowter, CTO of Terra Motion Limited and inventor of the ISBAS advanced InSAR technique and Assistant Professor Stephen Grebby from the Nottingham Geogspatial Institute.