Brazil dam disaster: Toxic red mud threatens endangered wildlife in Rio Doce basin

David Sim, International Business Times, 11/24/2015 

The collapse of the dam caused Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Sixty million cubic metres of iron ore waste – enough to fill 25,000 Olympic-size swimming pools – engulfed villages and contaminated rivers in south-east Brazil on 5 November.

Eleven people were killed and 12 people remain missing, presumed buried in the mud.

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