This month, the disaster caused by the disruption of the Fundão, from Samarco, in Mariana, completed four years and there is still much to be resolved: the fine for environmental crime of another 3 million was not paid, the environmental recovery is still delayed and the Doce River remains Polluted.
In protest, demonstrators even paralyzed the highway state ES-248, in Linhares, to claim water cleaning, indemnities and emergency aid for residents of the region.
A study by the government of Minas Gerais and Renova – an entity responsible for mobilising the repair of damages, which Samarco, BHP Billiton and Vale are part – proved that the level of contamination of the region is still expressive. According to the report, "there is a health hazard populations exposed to contaminants defined through ingestion, inhalation or dermal absorption of surface soil particles and/or dust contaminated households."
In addition, the Doce River still has fishing prohibited by court decision. The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) released this year a study that proved that the concentration of mercury and lead in fish samples collected in the Doce River exceeded the amount of maximum tolerated intake.ACESSE AS REDES DA PANORAMA OFFSHORE: