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Brazil dam collapse pollutes water supply

The collapse of a dam in Brazil on Wednesday has dumped an estimated 2bnl of toxic material into rivers, state officials announced yesterday.
Heavy rains caused the dam at a Bauxite mine near the town of Mirai to bust on Wednesday causing a mudslide that has left 4,000 people homeless.It has also dumped mud, bauxite and aluminium sulphate into rivers that supply water to 90,000 people.The Minas Gerais state government shut the Rio Pomba mining company after the spill, its third since 2003.The firm also faces fines of up to £12M.

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