Oil washes up on Brazil’s northeast coast

Brazil’s environmental agency IBAMA said last Thursday (26) that analysis of a vast oil spill along the country’s northeastern beaches showed the crude did not originate in the country. The spill spans over 1,500 km of Brazil’s northeast coast, affecting wildlife and polluting some of the region’s postcard beaches.

ANP believes the oil could have been spilled by a tanker transporting it far from the Brazilian coast, but this possibility has not yet been confirmed. An ANP statement said there were no reports of spills by any operators of drilling rigs in the country.

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