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11/19/15

Ignore it if you like English language bizmedia, but the Samarco (BHP/VALE) tailings disaster story isn't going away

With this piece, "Brazil toxic mudslide devastates local water supply – in pictures", The Guardian manages to break a little of the hermetic seal that the English language media has succeeded in putting on the Samarco iron ore mine (Vale and BHP JV) in Brazil. Here's how the report and photoshow begins:
Iron ore residue from the collapse of a mining dam, part-owned by BHP Billiton, has been passing down the Rio Doce in south-east Brazil. Pollutants have killed aquatic life and left residents of the towns of Resplendor and Baixo Guandu without clean water

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