Posted September 23, 2018 05:12:00 A small, remote village in the Amazon, Brazil, has become the focus of a growing international investigation into sandblast and the impacts it has on local communities.
The village of Vitoria de São Paulo is the first of its kind in Brazil and is a tourist attraction, with hundreds of visitors a day.
But for a community that has suffered from the effects of sandblasting, the investigation has been devastating.
The Brazilian government has accused Vitorias owners of dumping toxic chemicals and sand onto the local community, which have been known to be heavily affected by sandblast.
Sandblast is the destruction of the earth’s natural sedimentary rocks by the movement of sand.
This causes earthquakes, which are also known as landslides.
Vitoria is one of about 2,000 villages around the world that are affected by the sandblast.
But the village is not only the focus.
A second, smaller village is also under investigation.
The villagers are being told that the villagers are not to be blamed for what is happening in the village.
The Vitorianas owner, José Miguel Rocha, is the mayor of the village, where the disaster has been taking place.
But his office has denied that the village has been harmed.
Sandblasts occur when a large quantity of sand falls on a sandstone layer, causing cracks and fractures in the rock.
These can then expand and damage structures.
The Sandblast investigation was launched in February of this year by Brazilian government officials.
They say that more than 100 sandblasts have occurred in Vitorians village since 2016.
“The Vritias village is an important tourist attraction and a safe community to live in,” the investigation states.
“But unfortunately, this development is taking place on private land, without the consent of the owner.”
The investigation into the Vitoriana de Sao Paulo village began when the village was surveyed and the village found that the sandblast was causing “unusual damage to its landscape and the people living there.”
The village was then asked to fill out an application form that included the information of how it was impacted by sandblasters.
They also asked that any sandblaster that the government saw that was in the area should be removed from the area.
The government has not released the information that the Vritianas has requested.
Vritias mayor Miguel R. Rochas told CNN that the decision to send a letter to the village’s owners came from a “sense of urgency.”
Rocha told CNN: “We are a small village, we are not in the middle of the Amazon and we do not have the resources to clean up.
We are trying to keep the sand out.”
Sandblast has been linked to other devastating earthquakes that have hit villages in the region, including the epic 2011 tsunami that killed more than 300,000 people in Indonesia.
Rochas said that a letter from the government was not enough.
He said that “the community is afraid of the authorities and their responsibility” because “they have been silent for so long.”
The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro is investigating the Vitiianas case.
The investigation is looking into the village and other communities affected by it.