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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday Brazil’s Federal Police charged Samarco’s director-president and six other executives and technicians for environmental crimes in connections with the spill of over 32 million cubic meters of toxic residues from its mining operations into the Rio Doce (Sweet River).

In addition to Samarco’s president, Ricardo Vescovi, the coordinator of dam monitoring, the geotechnical manager, the general manager of projects, the technician responsible for the dam as well as an engineer from VogBR consultancy, who was responsible for the report that indicated stability of the . . .

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