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In five years the story of the crime in Mariana (MG)

...Five years after the bursting of the Fundão Dam in Mariana (MG), which belongs to Samarco, Vale and BHP, the affected areas are still not repaired. This is the assessment of stakeholders and public figures by judicial authorities across the Rio Doce Basin.

“Absolutely no group, be it farmers, laundresses, artisans, fishermen or small traders, was fully compensated. The environment was also not restored. The villages were not relocated, broken houses were not repaired, support for people who had stopped working was suspended in the middle of a pandemic, ”said Silmara Cristina Goulart, coordinator of the task force of the Federal Ministry of Public Affairs (MPF) for the Rio Doce case at a press conference on Thursday (29)...

This is the feeling of the rural producer Elaine Rodrigues from Conselheiro Pena (MG) in the Vale do Rio Doce region. Every year the floods from the river cause the mud to flood the pasture with heavy metals, killing the grass and causing loss of cattle and milk. In addition, Elaine had to spend out of her own pocket money to build new fences and channel water for creation.

“The judiciary leaves much to be desired for those affected. The compensation brought in by the judiciary is far from reality. And those who go neither to the lawyer nor to the judge are not served. If someone receives the compensation, it will also be is total, it does not receive any lost profits, no emergency aid. So there are only losses for those affected, “he says...

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