'The river is dying': the vast ecological cost of Brazil's mining disasters

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Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president

The Brazilian government has pledged to ease environmental licensing regulations just days after the deadliest mining disaster in decades prompted calls for tougher controls and stricter punishments for ecological crimes.

The torrent of mud and iron ore tailings that engulfed the community of Brumadinho on Friday continues to inflict a toll on residents, river systems and freshwater species.

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