Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil

Atlantic coast, Itacare, Brazil. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


A mysterious oil spill that has polluted shores along a vast area of Brazil’s northeast may have resulted from unspecified criminal activity. An estimated 100 tons of crude has drifted toward land since early September, polluting some of the country’s most pristine beaches…

Read Full Article; The NYT (10-08-2019)

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A foreign ship near Brazil’s coastline appeared to have caused the spill “accidentally or not”.