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Brazil’s Samarco Dam Mud Spill Grows in Atlantic Ocean

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The size of the mud spill from the Samarco dam brake in Mariana has tripled in size along the coastline of Espirito Santo state since Sunday, said environmental groups monitoring the effects of the spill. According to these groups there is no forecast of when the contaminated mud will cease entering the Atlantic Ocean.

“It will all depend on the speed that these margins are recovered, so that this material can stay where it is, otherwise every time it rain hard in the upper and medium Rio Doce (Sweet River . . .

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