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ALERT: November 2015 Epic Toxic Devastation in Brazil as Dam Breaks in Rio Doce Disaster
 
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The collapse of two dams at a Brazilian mine has cut off drinking water for quarter of a million people and saturated waterways downstream with dense orange sediment that could wreck the ecosystem for years to come. Nine people were killed, 19 are still listed as missing and 500 people were displaced from their homes when the dams burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil on Nov. 5. The sheer volume of water disgorged by the dams and laden with mineral waste across nearly 500 km is staggering: 60 million cubic meters, the equivalent of 25,000 Olympic swimming pools or the volume carried by about 187 oil tankers. President Dilma Rousseff compared the damage to the 2010 oil spill by BP PLC in the Gulf of Mexico and Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira called it an "environmental catastrophe." Scientists say the sediment, which may contain chemicals used by the mine to reduce iron ore impurities, could alter the course of streams as they harden, reduce oxygen levels in the water and diminish the fertility of riverbanks and farmland where floodwater passed. Samarco Mineração SA, a joint venture between mining giants Vale SA and BHP Billiton and owner of the mine, has repeatedly said the mud is not toxic. But biologists and environmental experts disagree. Local authorities have ordered families rescued from the flood to wash thoroughly and dispose of clothes that came in contact with the mud. #sosriodoce #valemata #bhpkills #Brazil #‎brazilianfukushima #‎miningkills‬ Full Story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/15/us-brazil-damburst-environment-idUSKCN0T40PY20151115
WOW BRAZIL'S DOCE RIVER AFTER ONE OF THE WORST MINING DISASTERS IN THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY
 
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THE MINING WASTE CONTAINS ARSENIC, ZINC, COPPER AND MERCURY AND HAS TURNED BENTO RODRIGUES INTO A GHOST TOWN: “WHEN THE LAST TREE HAS BEEN CUT DOWN, THE LAST FISH CAUGHT, THE LAST RIVER POISONED, ONLY THEN WILL WE REALIZE THAT ONE CANNOT EAT MONEY.”
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Environmental Disaster Strikes Brazilian River
 
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Arsenic and mercury have polluted the Rio Doce river in Brazil after a damn burst at an iron mine. According to tests by their state water agency, the environmental disaster if the nation's worst-ever. Their Institute for Water Management found arsenic levels more than ten times above the legal limit at one place in the river. The dam which burst also killed at least 13 people on Nov. 5 as thick mud flooded across two states. Mercury rose slightly above permitted levels as well. Between Nov. 7 and the 12th, the institute found seven additional places along the Rio Doce where arsenic has accumulated to unacceptable levels. The Rio Doce stretches across 500 miles from the mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais to Espirito Santo on the Atlantic coast. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/9QUB9HU2cKM/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Brazil's Mining Catastrophe
 
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An environmental catastrophe caused by a mining disaster in Brazil has left 11 dead, 12 missing and some 600 displaced. Mining waste containing arsenic, zinc, copper and mercury turned Bento Rodrigues into a ghost town and is devastating the drinking water of towns across two states. Shot by Kadeh Ferreira. Aerial images courtesy: TerraSense/Greenpeace Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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Brazil to sue mining companies over toxic waste disaster
 
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Brazil's government has launched legal action over a mining disaster in early November. It wants the firms - including giant BHP Billiton - to pay a minimum of $5.2bn to clean up the toxic waste. Daniel Schweimler reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Brazil Doce River   What is Being done?
 
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A dam burst that contained waste water from a Mining company destroying many homes and spilled into the River. It killed everything in the river – fish turtles etc. My question is What is being done about it? Is fining The Company enough? Who can we prevent this? It will take decades to reverse the damage Done to that river and the environment .
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Brazil dam burst: Rivers of thick red mud  - BBC News
 
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A dam holding back water from an iron ore mine near Mariana, Brazil, has burst. Officials say one person is confirmed dead. But there are reports that up to 16 have died and others are missing. Authorities have warned that the water mixed with residue from mining operations could be toxic. Julia Carneiro reports. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Environmental Disaster in Brazil - The Worst Environmental Disaster in its History
 
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In November 2015, a dam at an iron ore mine burst into the doce river. toxic mud poisoned with arsenic and mercury flooded the river and land over two states. - 11 people died - 12 went missing - 631 more were displaced The toxic mud traveled 310 miles down the river and poured into the Atlantic ocean killing most of the river's wildlife in it's path and destrying the local economy. It's the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history and nobody is talking about it and it will have unprecedented consequences for future generations. - Credit: Mic -
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Two killed after dams burst at Brazil iron mine, many missing
 
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At least two people were killed and 30 others injured after two dams collapsed at a Brazilian iron ore mine, officials said on Friday, as rescuers searched for the missing under mud and debris from colossal floods that devastated a village. Mine operator Samarco's chief executive officer said a tremor in the vicinity of the mine may have caused the dams to burst Thursday afternoon, but that it was too early to establish the exact cause. The company said one of the dead was a mine worker. Firefighters who rescued 30 injured from the village of Bento Rodrigues put the toll at two dead and said the count was likely to rise as pouring rain slowed their search and mudslides knocked out roads and cell towers. The massive floods hit at least six villages. "I heard screaming and saw the water coming fast, about 15 to 20 meters high (49-66 feet)," said survivor Antonio Santos, a construction worker who was at home when the dams broke. Bento Rodrigues is 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city and the capital of the mining state of Minas Gerais. "Within 10 minutes the whole lower part of the village was destroyed, about 80 percent of it," he said in a gymnasium crowded with survivors in the nearby city of Mariana. Santos said he knew of four people who were swept away, including two children and two adults in their 50s. Firefighters said they did not know if they would find all of those swept away by the wall of water released by the successive bursting of the two dams holding iron ore tailings and waste from the adjacent mine. Television footage from the scene showed Bento Rodrigues, population 600, devastated by the fast-moving floods that tore off roofs, leveled trees and swept away cars. The floods extended as far as the town of Barra Longa, 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. The town was partially underwater. Hundreds of families were evacuated from the area after escaping to higher ground, Duarte Junior, the mayor of Mariana, 25 km (16 miles) from the mine, told television channel GloboNews after declaring a state of emergency on Friday morning. Samarco, a joint venture of BHP Billiton (BHP.AX)(BHP.N)(BLT.L) and Vale (VALE5.SA)(VALE.N) said it had no date to restart the 30,000-tonne-per-year mine and was evaluating whether to declare force majeure to allow it to break delivery contracts. The head of emergency planning at Samarco, the joint venture company that runs the mine, told GloboNews of reports of seismic activity in the area in the hour leading up to the incident. The University of Sao Paulo's seismic center reported four weak tremors near Mariana and the neighboring town of Ouro Preto in the hour before the disaster. The center recorded tremors magnitude 2 to 2.6 before the dams burst, but said it could not say they caused the disaster without more extensive research. CEO Ricardo Vescovi said Samarco had been working on the drainage system for the dams. On Thursday, there was no sign of a breach immediately after the tremor, he said. STOCKS, BONDS HIT The collapse paralyzed operations at the mine, a joint venture between Vale and BHP Billiton, the world's top iron ore miners, and raised fears of an expensive cleanup. Shares of Vale were off 5.2 percent in Sao Paulo trading and BHP Billiton dropped 5.7 percent in London. Samarco’s 4.125% 2022 dollar bonds dropped by more than 10 points on Friday before recovering slightly. By mid-morning, they were bid at a cash price of 75 cents to the dollar, down from an average of 82 cents to 83 cents earlier in the week, according to MarketAxess data. Analysts at Clarksons Platou Securities said on Friday that the likelihood of a lengthy stoppage at the Germano mine, which accounts for about one-fifth of seaborne pellet market, could lift iron ore prices. Samarco produces 30 million tonnes per year of pellet, used to make steel.
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Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary
 
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For More Latest News Subscribe us: A wave of toxic mud travelling down the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause severe pollution. The waste has travelled more than 500km (310 miles) since the dam at an iron mine collapsed two weeks ago. Samarco, the mine owner, has tried to protect plants and animals by building barriers along the banks of the river. Workers have dredged the river mouth to help the mud flow out to sea fast. The contaminated mud, tested by the water management authorities, was found to contain toxic substances like mercury, arsenic, chromium and manganese at levels exceeding human consumption levels. Samarco has insisted the sludge is harmless.
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Brazil dam burst leaves ecological disaster
 
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(1 Dec 2015) A dam which burst earlier this month has caused a major environmental disaster in Brazil and affected hundreds of thousands of people in nearby communities. A wave of mud spilled into the Doce River on November 5 killing an estimated nine tons of fish, polluting 850 kilometers (530 miles) of waterways and contaminating the source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo states. At least 13 people also died in the incident. Local indigenous fisherman from the Krenak community, Ererre, has lamented that "our river is dead" - he's one of the thousands of people who have relied on the river as a source of food. The mud swept along by the bursting dam, destroyed Bento Rodrigues, a village that was home to about 600 people. At least thirteen people died in the disaster, and another 10 remain missing. Nearly a month after the dam burst, the effects of the disaster at the Samarco iron mine continue to ripple outward, affecting hundreds of thousands of people in two states. After obliterating the towns, the tide of mud and debris surged forward, blanketing a wide swath of land and cascading into the Doce River where communities of fishermen were affected and area now facing the uncertainty of the future. The mud devastated wildlife, despite efforts by local fishermen in Colatina to move more than 110 species of fish out of the contaminated waters and into nearby lakes. The mud also compromised the drinking water reserves for residents of cities in Minas Gerais and the neighboring Espirito Santo State. The situation is considered by experts the worst environmental disaster in Brazil related to mining activity. Federal and state governments in Brazil say they will sue iron ore miner Samarco and its co-owners BHP Billiton and Vale for $ 5.2 billion for the damage. Brazil's environment minister Izabella Teixeira said that the companies will be sued to deal with the consequences of the burst dam over the next 10 years. She said the price tag could still be increased. BHP and Vale announced the creation of a fund to deal with tragedy, but didn't mention the $5.2 billion figure or the 10-year plan. In a statement, Vale's CEO Murilo Ferreira said the company will seek to revive the river. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/bd6fc921c71e49a50bc5ad950df7f9df Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Brazil's Vale to Sacrifice Output For Safety After Deadly Dam Collapse
 
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According to Reuters, Vale SA’s shares recovered some extensive recent losses on Wednesday that were triggered by a deadly tailing dam collapse, after the world’s largest iron ore producer announced a plan to sacrifice production for safety. On Tuesday, , Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman said that Vale will cut 10 percent of its output by decommissioning 10 dams. The move comes as the death toll, following the miner’s second dam collapse, was expected to exceed 300. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/7wxZQ2akKao/brazils-vale-to-sacrifice-output-for-safety-after-deadly-dam-collapse-idUSKCN1PN0CS http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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As Brazil mine spill reaches ocean, its catastrophic extent becomes clear
 
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Since millions of gallons of mining waste burst from an inland iron ore mine a month ago, 300 miles of the Rio Doce stretching to the Atlantic Ocean has turned a Martian shade of bright orange, and the deadly consequences for residents and wildlife are just beginning to emerge.
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AMARGO RIO DOCE Performance Protest - BHP BILLITON BRASIL DAM DISASTER - SAMARCO - VALE
 
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AMARGO RIO DOCE Performance Protesto - BHP BILLITION BRASIL DAM DISASTER - SAMARCO - VALE London, UK, 1st December 2015 AMARGO RIO DOCE - BITTERSWEET RIVER Performance Protest BHP BILLITION - VALE - SAMARCO - BRASIL - DAM DISASTER Performance by Tiago Gambogi Video by Kristina Kashtanova / @icreatelife_ & Lilia Pegado Music Explosões Transamazônicas by Kiko Klaus Collaborator: Donald Hutera Supported by Chelsea Arts Collective aka CAC Contact: Tiago Gambogi - www.transamazonia.wordpress.com tiagogambogi (at) hotmail.com PRESS RELEASE – 2nd December 2015 Brazilian dancer-actor Tiago Gambogi performs a ‘call for responsibility protest’ in front of British Australian mining company BHP Billiton in London in response to the Brazilian dam disaster and gives a white rose to the CEO Andrew Mackenzie Dressed in white and covered in red mud, Brazilian dancer-actor Tiago Gambogi performed the protest entitled “Bittersweet River” yesterday (1 Dec 2015) in Wilton Road, in London Victoria, headquarters of BHP Billiton. The performer created startling visual images bringing the attention of passers-by to one of the biggest environmental tragedies in Brazil, the disaster in Bento Rodrigues in the state of Minas Gerais, which has also polluted the River Doce (Sweet River). After drinking and drowning himself in red blood, Gambogi stripped off to tight skirt and top in Brazilian colors, ate a banana and, on all fours, cleaned up the mess he had created in front of the companies building. “BHP Billiton and Vale need to take responsibility for the impact of the disaster and clear up the mess they have created”, said Gambogi. ”Brazil is not a cheap asset or a Banana Republic. The country needs to move its economy from extraction to knowledge development”, remarked Gambogi. As he completed his actions, Gambogi carefully gathered his props, put on a Brazilian cap and walked towards the main entrance, which had been locked by security. He rang the bell and asked to talk to the CEO Mr. Andrew Mackenzie. After 15 minutes waiting by the entrance holding a white rose, Gambogi was met by one of the company’s Corporate Affairs Officer, as Mr. Mackenzie was said to be abroad. “I’m from Minas Gerais and I would like to know what you are doing about the consequences of the disaster in Mariana. I’m here for a conversation and to take responsibility for letting you into my country”. He commented that if the company did not take responsibility for the disaster he would visit them again. For more information and interview enquiries please contact the artist directly Tiago Gambogi – tiagogambogi (at) hotmail.com www.transamazonia.wordpress.com Photography by Kristina Kashtanova Collaborator: Donald Hutera Video: Lilia Pegado & Kristina Kashtanova Supported by Chelsea Arts Collectiva aka CAC
Protesters smear mud at Brazil mining company HQ
 
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(29 Jan 2019) A group of demonstrators and environmentalists gathered Monday in front of the Vale Mining company headquarters in Rio de Janeiro to protest the dam collapse that killed 65 people. More than 279 others are missing and presumed dead. Women smeared themselves with mud as other demonstrators spray painted the word "assassin" on the glass entrance of the building. Environmental groups and activists said the latest spill underscored the lack of environmental regulation in Brazil, and many promised to fight any further deregulation. Officials said the death toll was expected to grow "exponentially," since no had been rescued alive since Saturday. The mine's owner, Vale SA, is the world's largest producer of iron ore, the raw ingredient for making steel. The Brazilian company's American depository shares plunged 18 percent Monday on the New York Stock Exchange. Sen. Renan Calheiros called for Vale's board of directors to step down and Attorney General Raquel Dodge told reporters that Vale executives could be held responsible. Vice President Hamilton Mourao said a Brumadinho crisis committee established by the president was "studying" the possibility of removing Vale's board of directors. His office later told the Associated Press that the government wouldn't intervene, as Vale is a private company. Over the weekend, courts froze about 3 billion US dollars from Vale assets for state emergency services and told the company to report on how it would help victims. The carpet of mining waste also raised fears of widespread environmental contamination and degradation. According to Vale's website, the waste is composed mostly of sand and is non-toxic. But a UN report found that the waste from a similar Brazil disaster in 2015 "contained high levels of toxic heavy metals". That dam owned by Vale and Australian mining company BHP Billiton collapsed in the city of Mariana in Minas Gerais, killing 19 people and forcing hundreds from their homes. About 250,000 people were left without drinking water thousands of fish died. An estimated 60 million cubic metres (646 million square feet) of waste flooded nearby rivers and eventually flowed into the Atlantic Ocean. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e691ca56b5d986f1dd5a0927fa94b50c
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Dam Break Sweeps Away Homes In Brazil
 
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From: http://www.cnn.com November 06, 2015 - A dam burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil, inundating a nearby small town with flood waters and mud. One person is confirmed dead, a civil defense official said. PigmineNews.com: http://www.pigminenews.com PigmineNews on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PigMineNews PigmineNews on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PigmineNews PigMine7 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/pigmine7 FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the U.S. Copyright Law.
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At least nine dead after dam bursts in Brazil
 
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A rural community in southeast Brazil was devastated on Thursday after at least nine people were left dead when a mining company’s dam suddenly burst. Television images from the city of Mariana, in Minas Gerais state, showed heavy trucks overturned and dozens of homes awash in red mud. The mine is operated by Samarco, a joint venture between the Australian mining giant, BHP Billiton, and the Brazilian company, Vale. Samarco said in a statement it had not yet determined why the dam burst, nor the extent of the disaster at its Germano mine near the town. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Hopes fade for missing in Brazil toxic mudslide
 
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Hopes fade for 15 still missing after a dam burst at a mining waste site, sending a deluge of toxic mud over an entire village.
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Fishing in the Rio Doce after the spill-- Conselheiro Pena
 
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After the largest mine tailings spill in history contaminated Brazil's Rio Doce (Sweet River), some fishermen have little choice but to continue fishing to provide for their families.
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Struggle for help a year after Brazil dam burst
 
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(28 Oct 2016) Spreading below lush mountains, this valley is rich in mineral wealth, including gold and one of the largest iron ore deposits on the planet - the discoveries of which turned the area into Brazil's mining country and the birthplace of one of the world's top mineral producers. But to some residents, the industry turned on them a year ago, when a dam holding back a giant reservoir of mine waste broke open, unleashing a flow of mud that killed 19 people, buried entire towns and polluted hundreds of kilometres of rivers, streams and forest land. The 1,200 people made homeless when nearly 500 houses, clinics, schools and bridges were wrecked still live in temporary housing, waiting to be moved back to new settlements. "This place used to be a paradise. It was the most beautiful thing you've ever seen," Geraldo de Oliveira said as he walked on a tree-dotted hill. A waterfall on the other side of the hill is now running clay-red in the village of Paracatu. Families whose lives were upended by the tragedy of 5 November 2015 say they feel betrayed by the company behind it - Samarco - a joint venture between two of the world's mining giants, Vale of Brazil and BHP Billiton of Australia. Most residents are still waiting for Samarco to pay for their lost possessions and build new towns for them. They also are fighting the construction of an emergency dyke that would flood part of what is left of the village worst hit when the mine burst at the Fundao iron mine. The company and government say the barrier is needed to prevent more mineral waste from spilling into the Doce River. As much as people blame Samarco, they know mining has created thousands of jobs and provided millions in tax revenues, underscoring the influence that multinational corporations often have in otherwise poor, rural areas where they operate. After the collapse of the basin, local media reported that 13 federal lawmakers and 20 state representatives appointed to special committees to oversee recovery efforts had received sizeable donations from Vale, the huge Brazilian company that began in the now devastated valley 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro. Over four decades, Samarco and Vale built clout in the area, creating thousands of jobs in the municipality of Mariana and in the neighboring towns and villages that were struck the hardest. In 2014, Samarco and Vale paid Mariana 68.9 million reals (about 26 million US dollars) in royalties - nearly twice the amount the city raised in taxes. Only a few months before Brazil's worst environmental disaster, Samarco had been hailed as a model company by a prestigious business school and mining magazine in the region for its efforts on saving water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In Bento Rodrigues, a village in Mariana now submerged under a thick layer of mud, people described occasional handouts from Samarco for street fairs and even private parties. Prosecutors brought manslaughter and environmental damage charges against 21 Brazilian and foreign mining executives on 20 October, saying the waste dam that failed was a ticking-time bomb. "The Fundao dam showed clear signs that it could break," said Jose Adercio Leite Sampaio, a federal prosecutor in the attorney general's office in Minas Gerais state. That office also has filed a 43 billion US dollar civil suit seeking social, environmental and economic compensation over the failure of the dam, likening the disaster to BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Brazil's environment ministry, meanwhile, has levied seven fines totaling 292.8 million reals (about 94 million US dollars) over the disaster and the government of Minas Gerais has imposed fines of 112 million reals (36 million US dollars). You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1876fc31ed6a632c868bf52fceb7c2e6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Brazil Dam Disaster at least 15 feared dead after disaster at BHP-owned mine
 
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A dam that burst at an iron-ore mine in south-eastern Brazil on Thursday is thought to have killed at least 15 people, devastating a nearby town with mudslides and leaving officials in the remote region scrambling to assess casualties. Forty-five people were still missing after the disaster at the Germano mine near the town of Mariana in Minas Gerais state, a local union told the G1 news portal. The mine is operated by Samarco, a joint venture between the Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton and the Brazilian company Vale.
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Brazil mine disaster: Search for survivors continues
 
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Twenty-eight people are still missing three days after a massive mudflow and flood caused by ruptured dams at an iron ore mine in Brazil. . Report by Cara Legg.
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Toxic mud from Brazil mine reaches Atlantic Ocean
 
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A mudflow thick with mining waste in Brazil has now reached the Atlantic Ocean. The sludge has been flowing downstream since storage dams burst in the town of Mariana earlier this month, as Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Environmental Disaster Strikes Brazilian River
 
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Arsenic and mercury have polluted the Rio Doce river in Brazil after a damn burst at an iron mine. According to tests by their state water agency, the environmental disaster if the nation's worst-ever. Their Institute for Water Management found arsenic levels more than ten times above the legal limit at one place in the river. The dam which burst also killed at least 13 people on Nov. 5 as thick mud flooded across two states. Mercury rose slightly above permitted levels as well. Between Nov. 7 and the 12th, the institute found seven additional places along the Rio Doce where arsenic has accumulated to unacceptable levels. The Rio Doce stretches across 500 miles from the mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais to Espirito Santo on the Atlantic coast. ►Circle us on Google + http://goo.gl/TXeBfX ►Subscribe Channel http://goo.gl/mqt0wI ►Don't forget to Like * Comment * Share this video. ----------------------------------------­-------------------------------- Stay tuned, Stay connected
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Dam burst spills toxic mud into Brazilian town, killing 17 - TomoNews
 
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MARIANA, BRAZIL — Dozens are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in rural Brazil broke, spilling toxic mud into a town. The New York Times reports that homes and vehicles in the small mining town of Mariana in Minas Gerais were smothered in thick rivers of toxic mud on Thursday after a dam collapse around 4:20 p.m. sent industrial effluent four miles down the mountain. More than 600 people from the nearby town of Bento Rodrigues had to be evacuated as a result. The dam, owned by Brazilian Samarco -- a joint venture between iron ore miners Vale of Brazil and Australia's BHP -- ruptured for unknown reasons. The surface area of the spillage -- mining waste made up of metal fillings, water, and chemicals -- was equivalent to 10 football fields, according to AFP. At least 17 were killed in the disaster, with more than 50 injured. Reuters reports that 45 others still missing. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, but teams are hampered by the lack of electricity and difficulty in accessing affected areas. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Brazil: Community Tries to Save Aquatic Life after Mining Disaster
 
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Fishermen, experts and local volunteers have joined forces to save aquatic life after two mining dams recently burst, releasing a thick, potentially toxic mud into the Rio Doce. Scientists say that if the sludge hardens, it will result in lower oxygen levels in the water and diminish the fertility of river banks and farmland. The disaster blamed by many on the mine operator Samarco, resulted in the deaths of 11 people, with 12 still missing. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/brazil-community-tries-to-save-aquatic-life-after-mining-disaster/
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Brazil Vs. Big Mining In The Wake Of Dam Disaster
 
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Brazil filed a $5.2 billion lawsuit against Vale and BHP Billiton, two of the largest mining companies in the world and the parent companies of Samarco, in the wake of the country's worst environmental disaster. But are Brazil's politicians in the pockets of the mining lobby? Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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Nearly 30 missing in Brazil mine disaster
 
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Brazilian rescue teams are struggling to reach villages devastated by the massive mudflow that followed the bursting of two dams at a major mine on Thursday. The mudflow wreaked havoc more than 80 kilometers downstream in the city of Marina and prompted officials to expect an even higher death toll. At a news conference earlier Saturday, Marina Mayor Duarte Junior said searches continued for the 23 people missing, including 13 workers from the Samarco mine. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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BRAZIL: RIO: OIL SPILL
 
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Portuguese/Nat Residents in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro have been cleaning up the day after hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spewed out of a broken pipeline, polluting beaches and endangering plant and animal life. Authorities say it's the worst ecological disaster to hit Rio de Janeiro State in a decade. The oil spill happened on Tuesday, when part of a 20-kilometre (12 mile) pipeline leading to an oil refinery owned by Brazil's state oil company Petrobras sprung a leak near the coast, causing the oil to gush onto beaches and into picturesque Guanabara Bay. The oil has reached ecologically vital mangrove swamps and is threatening animal life. The swamps are environmentally protected and home to endangered animal species such as the yellow-throated alligator and the blue egret. Experts have been attempting to clean the oil off hundreds of birds caught in the disaster. Crustaceans, like this crab, are also affected. But for many it is too late. 19-year-old Fernanda Leila Olezeira works for an environmental organisation called Hirpia which has been heavily involved in the cleanup operation. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) "We captured very carefully more than fifty animals and cleaned them with water, and we need a lot of clean fresh water to be able to clean the animals." SUPER CAPTION: Fernanda Leila Olezeira, Hirpia Environmentalists are lamenting the permanent damage done to the flora and fauna in the region. One bird, known locally as the Marabou goose, or the grey goose, is extremely rare in Brazil, with only around a hundred left in the whole country. One look at this dying bird told Biologist Gilseir Nascimento that the population is now down by at least one. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) "One of the most important species of goose, the Marabou, very important for the ecological system, it's endangered, only one hundred in Brazil. Our work is to help all these geese and other endangered species. Petrobras know the damage that they've done." SUPER CAPTION: Gilseir Nascimento, Biologist and Fisherman Volunteers have come from all over the country to help. Specialists are using their skills in the operation. Chemical biologists are using special chemicals to separate the oil from the water. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) "Our priority is to clean the beach of pollutants killing the animals, because the animals are weakened by it, we are requesting more trucks and equipment to drain liquid because we don't have enough at the moment. We need a truck to take away the oil we have lifted from the beach." SUPER CAPTION: Jorge Rodrigues, Chemical engineer working voluntarily Jair Inacio De Moraes is the oldest fisherman on this beach, and now he says his life is destroyed. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) "I was raised here, and have been fishing here for over fifty years, and that has always provided my living, and I don't know how I'm going to live now." SUPER CAPTION: Jair Inacio De Moraes, Fisherman Petrobras has contracted a thousand workers to clean the area affected by the spill. But more volunteers are still needed to help them with their work, with no end in sight. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c0c92c9ffda500bb1dca6ad8365cd942 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Brazil: Local Fishermen Bury Fish Killed in Mining Disaster
 
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Samarco, the Brazilian mining company partially responsible for the mudslide that killed at least nine people and wreaked untold ecological damages in Minas Gerais, has announced that it will pay local fishermen US$27 a day to bury dead fish. At least one local resident interviewed by teleSUR, however, believes that the fishermen are being used to improve Samarco’s image and doubts that they will ever get paid. Immense quantities of mud have already reached the sea, causing widespread environmental and social damage. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/brazil-local-fishermen-bury-fish-killed-in-mining-disaster/
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New Warnings About Toxic Rivers
 
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Contaminated water is traveling through Utah and New Mexico.
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The Dead River
 
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A mining disaster in Mariana, Minas Gerias state, Brazil contaminated the watershed below it with toxic materials and heavy metals. It is called the worst ecological disater in Brazilian history. Residents of Baixo Guando, hundreds of kilometers downriver in Espírito Santo state, talk about the Rio Doce (Sweet River), which runs through their town. Video by Douglas Engle
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Brazil Vows to Make BHP, Vale Pay for Deadly Mine Disaster
 
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Brazil's government said on Wednesday it may fine mining giants BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA for the "environmental catastrophe" caused by ruptured dams at an iron ore mine jointly owned by the companies in a southeastern state. The government is increasingly concerned over the rising death toll and contaminated mud flowing through two states as a result of the disaster. It is studying the mine's permits and will ensure the owners pay for cleanup costs, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in Brasília, the capital. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/CmJbhW5c5AY/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Owners of Brazil mine fined more than 60m dollars over burst dams
 
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Brazil has imposed "fines amounting to over sixty million dollars":http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/12/brazil-gives-66m-initial-fine-mine-dam-burst over two burst dams that resulted in at least deaths and twenty injuries on November 5. President Dilma Roussef flew over the disaster on Thursday to see the damage for herself. Federal authorities have announced plans to work with state prosecutors to investigate any possible crimes by the owners that could have contributed to the event… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2015/11/13/owners-of-brazil-mine-fined-more-than-60m-dollars-over-burst-dams What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 13 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
Quake blamed for bursting of Brazil dams
 
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The operator of a mine in Brazil says a small earthquake may have caused two dams to burst. At least two people are confirmed dead. Another 10 are still missing, but any hope they will be found alive is fading. Al Jazeera's Rafael Pieroni reports from Mariana.
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Brazil races to save fish from toxic mudslides
 
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A torrent of toxic mud from a deadly mine spill in south-west Brazil is threatening the country's ecosystem, as Al Jazeera's Marianna Sanchez reports. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary
 
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A wave of toxic mud travelling down the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause severe pollution. The waste has travelled more than 500km (310 miles) since the dam at an iron mine collapsed two weeks ago. Samarco, the mine owner, has tried to protect plants and animals by building barriers along the banks of the river. Workers have dredged the river mouth to help the mud flow out to sea fast. The contaminated mud, tested by the water management authorities, was found to contain toxic substances like mercury, arsenic, chromium and manganese at levels exceeding human consumption levels. In an interview with the BBC, Andres Ruchi, director of the Marine Biology school in Santa Cruz in Espirito Santo state, said that mud could have a devastating impact on marine life when it reaches the sea. He said the area of sea near the mouth of the Rio Doce is a feeding ground and a breeding location for many species of marine life including the threatened leatherback turtle, dolphins and whales. "The flow of nutrients in the whole food chain in a third of the south-eastern region of Brazil and half of the Southern Atlantic will be compromised for a minimum of a 100 years," he said. The magazine Chemistry World quotes Aloysio da Silva Ferrao Filho, a researcher at the respected Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, as saying that the impact has been severe in the river itself. "The biodiversity of the river is completely lost, several species including endemic ones must be extinct." Samarco has erected 9km of temporary floating barriers similar to those used at sea during oil spills in the river to try to hold back the mud from river banks and to protect flora and fauna from the mud. One concern is that because the mud is high in iron ore and silica it will set hard as concrete when it dries out. At the mouth of the river, the company has been using heavy equipment to remove sand banks and dredge so that the mud, when it reaches the sea, can flow out as fast as possible and be diluted quickly. It is the fish and turtle breeding season at this time of year. Local people have been helping get fish into tanks and have been collecting turtle eggs to incubate. In the meantime, Samarco says it is doing repairs on two other dams it uses to hold waste water which is says are at risk of collapsing. Eleven people were killed and 12 are missing - presumed dead - in the disaster. Samarco is owned by mining giants, Vale, from Brazil, and the Anglo-Australian company, BHP Billiton. It has agreed to pay the Brazilian government 1bn (£170m; $260m) compensation. The money will be used to cover the initial clean-up and to offer compensation to families.
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Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary
 
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A wave of toxic mud travelling down the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause severe pollution. For Latest News Subscribe Us on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3seJj4mjg2HBYtMSpkG2CA
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Brazil Mine Disaster: Many missing & Deaths Toll Uncertain
 
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Brazil Mine Dam Collapsed. Leaving many missing & deaths unknown at this time.
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Four Deaths Confirmed in Brazil Mining Dam Collapse
 
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Search and rescue teams have confirmed four deaths following the collapse of tailings dams at an iron ore mine in Brazil. Officials in the city of Mariana said on today, five days after two dams burst and unleashed mudslides on a village. One missing survivor has been found in a neighboring town leaving 22 people missing and hundreds displaced around the mine operated by Samarco. The mine was a joint venture owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/DoI7qQZ6-Uw/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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'For the victims of Mining disaster in Brazil  Environmental disaster'
 
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music dedication (Violin & Piano) ""Nine people were killed, 19 are still listed as missing and 500 people were displaced from their homes when the dams burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil on Nov. 5. The sheer volume of water disgorged by the dams and laden with mineral waste across nearly 500 km is staggering: 60 million cubic meters, the equivalent of 25,000 Olympic swimming pools or the volume carried by about 187 oil tankers. President Dilma Rousseff compared the damage to the 2010 oil spill by BP PLC in the Gulf of Mexico and Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira called it an "environmental catastrophe." http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/15/us-brazil-damburst-environment-idUSKCN0T40PY20151115
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Dam Burst In Brazil Leaves 15 Dead and Dozens Missing -
 
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At least 15 people have tragically died and many more are still missing, after a damn in Brazil burst on Thursday. The dam’s burst occured at an iron-ore mine jointly owned by Brazilian mining giant Vale and Australia’s BHP Biliton In addition to the loss of life, nearby towns have been completely destroyed by the ensuing floods and mudslides.
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Sludge From Deadly Brazil Mine Accident Reaches The Atlantic
 
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The torrent of mud and toxic mineral waste that buried a Brazilian village earlier this month reached the Atlantic Ocean, after traveling 400 miles (650 kilometers) across the country's south-east. Follow us: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk8QrR91ss-k5X6pKgHWHaA?sub_confirmation=1
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Brazil Dam Tragedy - Updates
 
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Further information on the Bento Rodrigues Dam collapse. http://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/agencia-estado/2015/11/10/estudantes-protestam-em-frente-a-sede-da-samarco-em-bh.htm http://noticias.uol.com.br/cotidiano/ultimas-noticias/2015/11/10/corpo-e-resgatado-pelos-bombeiros-e-numero-de-mortos-em-mg-sobre-para-seis.htm http://noticias.uol.com.br/cotidiano/ultimas-noticias/2015/11/10/o-trabalho-mexe-demais-com-a-gente-diz-chefe-do-resgate-em-mariana-mg.htm#fotoNav=101 http://noticias.uol.com.br/cotidiano/ultimas-noticias/2015/11/05/video-mostra-rompimento-de-barragem-e-desespero-de-funcionarios-em-mg.htm#fotoNav=39 http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2015/11/1702766-nenhuma-barragem-rompe-por-acaso-diz-promotor-que-apurara-caso-em-mg.shtml http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2015/11/1703426-licenca-para-barragens-que-cairam-em-mg-foi-dada-sem-aval-da-promotoria.shtml http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2015/11/prosecutor-labels-samarco-negligence/ http://www.hojeemdia.com.br/horizontes/vitimas-de-tsunami-de-lama-choram-fim-de-comunidade-tipica-do-interior-de-minas-1.358054 http://earthquaketrack.com/p/brazil/recent http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/brazil.html
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Samarco Aftermath Fly-Over
 
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A fly over from the Rio Doce traveling upstream to the Rio do Carmo and the Rio Gualaxo do Norte, detailing the damage caused by the Fundão dam failure on Nov. 5, 2015. The video was created utilizing imagery taken after the 5th that was uploaded into Google Earth. Damage delineated by SkyTruth.
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New evacuations after two dams collapsed in Brazil disaster
 
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Hundreds of firefighters are taking part in the search effort but hopes are fading, after two iron ore waste dams collapsed last Thursday in the mining state of Minas Gerais, flooding towns with red mud and cutting off drinking water in cities as far as 300 kilometers (186 miles) away. CCTV's Lucrecia Franco from Rio de Janeiro.
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