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Samarco’s Toxic Mud Reaches Atlantic Ocean in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mud mixed with contaminated water that spilled from the dams near Mariana, Minas Gerais on November 5th, has reached the Brazilian coastline, affecting the waters of Espirito Santo state. The municipality of Linhares has placed warning sites on the sand stating that beaches are not safe for swimming.

According to Brazil’s Environment Minister, Izabella Teixeira, the mud should be spread over a nine-kilometer stretch of coastline. The official admits that many species of fish and plants will die due to the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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