In this second part of our tale of dams, we will hear what happens once things go horribly wrong. Throughout history, faulty dams have created man-made disasters costing lives and the earth. We will be hearing about one disaster in particular – The Mariana Dam Disaster – that happened in Brazil in 2015.
We will also revisit the town of Gatun, the dam that was built there and the lake that made the Panama Canal, with a somber look on the life of ordinary people there.
We wish to thank the Panama Canal Authority, whose records on the history of the Panama Canal’s construction provided great help in the crafting of this episode. Research for this episode was done by Nate Nelson.
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