Doce River after Samarco Mine Disaster

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Brazil had encounter maybe its worst ever environmental disaster. The Samarco iron mine failure buried the nearby town of Bento Rodrigues under 62 million cubic meters of toxic sludge and killed at least 9 (19 still missing).

Landsat 8 images below show the impact along the Doce river less than two week after the disaster.

2015/11/05

2015/11/21

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More info :
  • International Business Times Article
  • International Business Times Article on Doce Rio
  • Skytruth blog post