JAGERSFONTEIN, South Africa — The dirt wall holding in mucky waste from diamond mining grew over the years to resemble a wide, towering plateau. Suspended like a frozen tsunami over neat tracts of Monopoly-like homes in the rural South African mining town of Jagersfontein, the dam alarmed residents who feared it may collapse.
“We saw it long time, that one day this thing will burst,” said Memane Paulus, a machine operator at the dam for the past decade.
The worst fears of residents came…
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