Rousseff Announces Plan to Recover Rio Doce in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil announced on Tuesday a plan for the recovery of the Rio Doce Basin, affected by the massive wave of toxic mud created when two dams at the Samarco Mining Plant broke on November 5th, near the town of Mariana, Minas Gerais.

“This river has along side it one of the largest concentrations of mining and steel companies in Brazil. If this calamity occurred, then we must set an example and recover this river, revitalize it,” said Rousseff during a press conference after a meeting with . . .

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