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Environmental impact of the Brazilian dam burst.

Discussion in 'Earth and Environmental Science' started by amusicsite, 17 Nov 2015.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    President Dilma Rousseff compared the damage to the 2010 oil spill by BP PLC in the Gulf of Mexico and Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira called it an "environmental catastrophe."

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0T40PY20151115

    The collapse of two dams in Rio Doce, Brazil mine has cut off drinking water for about 250,000 people and saturated waterways downstream with dense orange sediment that could wreck the ecosystem for years to come.

    Apparently no round the clock news coverage, footage of wildlife suffering or intentional effort to clean it up like after the BP spill off the American coast... Seems like this one they just want to report once then forget about it.

    I guess we just have to wait for the heart felt discover channel documentary on it in a few years time saying we should have acted quicker and done more at the time...