9 months Mine waste flowing to Brazil river; death toll now 84 Manilatimes |World
RIO DE JANEIRO: A torrent of muddy mining waste unleashed by a dam breach that killed at least 84 people in southeastern Brazil is now heading down a small river with high concentrations of iron oxide, threatening to contaminate a much larger river that provides drinking water to communities in five of the country’s 26 states. The release of the muddy waste has already turned the normally greenish water of the Parapoeba River brown about 11 miles (18 kilometers) downstream from the southeastern city of Brumadhinho, where the broken dam is. The chief of an indigenous community said Tuesday that ... more