A dam and mine disaster in Brazil causes major environmental damage

Mongabay: Earlier this month, the Fundão dam in the state of Minas Gerais broke, starting the biggest environmental disaster in the country. Since then, the possibly 62 million liters of toxic mud travelled around 600 miles, transforming the Doce River into a pot of dust, killing most of its biodiversity. The tsunami did not only cause biological damage: so far, 11 people have died, dozens are missing and 500 are left homeless. The water supply in the cities along the river’s path has been interrupted.......

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