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Toxic mud after a dam break in Brazil reaches the Atlantic Ocean

A wave of toxic mud traveling down the Rio Doce river in Brazil following a dam collapse has reached the Atlantic Ocean, raising concerns it will cause severe pollution to the sea life. The waste has travelled more than 500km (310 miles) since the dam at an iron mine collapsed two weeks ago. Since the breach Samarco, the mine owner, has tried to protect plants and animals by building barriers along the banks of the river.

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