Site Description-JT

Project Title:

The Brumadinho Dam Disaster: Rape and Pillaging of the Rainforest and Gross Negligence Against Latinos by a Multinational Corporation.

About the Author:

Johnny Alexander Tablada-Rodríguez is a seasoned, software engineer with over 20 yeas of experience providing solutions to his employers, and clients, through the design, architecture, implementation, and support of mobile applications (for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS using the Objective-C, and the Swift programming languages), front-end, and full-stack applications (using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, jQuery, React JS, Angular, Angular JS, Node.js), and back-end database-related solutions (C#, Java, PHP, MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Firebase).

Currently, he is a student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, completing a degree in Patent Law and Applied Physics (concentrating in Astronomy). He is determined to complete his Juris Doctor at Rutgers Law School, in Newark, NJ, and his doctorate degree in Applied Physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

About the Paper/Project:

On 25 January 2019, a dam holding 9.7 million cubic meters of mining sludge collapsed. It was located upstream and 5.6 miles east of the town of Brumadinho, in the state of Mines Gerais, Brazil.

In its wake, the mining sludge, let loose by the dam collapse, left 270 people dead, of whom 259 were confirmed dead, and 11 others declared as missing (their bodies yet to be found), demolished homes, ruined infrastructure, killed livestock and destroyed personal and commercial vehicles, robbing affected area residents of their personal and financial investments.

I aim to present environmental justice by presenting cases of gross negligence on part of the multinational corporation which owned, and managed, the mining site.