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Brazilian environmental group tests water after dam collapse
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Published in 2-2-2019
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BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) A Brazilian environmental group began testing river water Thursday around where a dam holding back mine waste collapsed to measure the level of toxicity and assess risks to human and other forms of life. The dam failure unleashed a surge of mud that buried buildings adjoining the dam and several parts of the nearby city of Brumadinho. Authorities said Thursday a total of 110 bodies had been recovered and 238 are listed as missing. Vale SA, the giant Brazilian company that owned and operated the iron ore mine, has said the torrent of reddish-brown mud unleashed Friday did not have dangerous levels of metals. In a statement sent to The Associated Press, Vale said it was carrying out its own water quality tests.
Reference: www.chron.com