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Angola’s Catoca says tailings leak contained no hard metals

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Angola’s Catoca diamond mine said a July tailings leak, which turned a river red and killed large numbers of fish downstream in the Democratic Republic of Congo, contained a mixture of sand and clay, but no hard metals. Congo’s government has said the tailings breach killed 12 people and made thousands of others ill, and that it would seek compensation from Catoca for what it called the “toxic” spill.

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