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Two years on, progress is slow in Mariana

mariana environmental disaster progress
Samarco’s dam collapse spilled 62 million cubic tonnes of mud into the Rio Doce. Photo: José Cruz/ABr
mariana environmental disaster progress
Samarco’s dam collapse spilled 62M cubic tons of mud into the Rio Doce. Photo: José Cruz/ABr

Two years ago in the heartland of Brazil’s mining country, the Fundão dam collapsed and unleashed 62 million cubic tons of mud (the equivalent of 21,000 Olympic-sized pools) into the Rio Doce. The mud, contaminated with toxic iron ore waste from...

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