Month After Brumadinho Dam Tragedy, 131 Still Missing

The muddy water has reached the Paraopeba River, and the Minas Gerais government banned water consumption due to the risk of contamination.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exactly one month after Brazil’s most deadly mining disasters, firefighters and volunteers still search for at least 131 people still missing under tons of mud left behind after a dam in the Feijão mining complex, owned by Brazilian giant, Vale, gave way on January 25th. So far 179 corpses have been retrieved and identified.

"The search starts at 5am, when the teams get up. At 6:30 am, we gather for directions, a safety briefing and guidelines of what will be done throughout the day. The teams are . . .

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