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Venezuela denies responsibility in the massive oil spill of Brazilian beaches

Friday, October 11th 2019 - 09:47 UTC
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PDVSA “categorically” rejected “unfounded” claims saying there was ”no evidence of oil spills in Venezuela's oil fields PDVSA “categorically” rejected “unfounded” claims saying there was ”no evidence of oil spills in Venezuela's oil fields

Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA on Thursday denied accusations by Brazil that it was responsible for a massive oil spill that has polluted beaches on its northeastern Atlantic coast.

Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told a congressional commission on Wednesday that the oil “probably came from Venezuela,” citing a report from Brazilian state oil company Petrobas.

PDVSA said in a statement it “categorically” rejected Salles' “unfounded” claims, adding that there was “no evidence of oil spills in Venezuela's oil fields that could have caused damage to the marine ecosystem” of the neighboring country.

The oil began appearing in early September and has been seen along a 2,000-kilometre stretch of the northeastern Atlantic coast - with around 130 tons of oil residue collected by Monday.

Petrobas, which is taking part in the clean-up, said the oil “was neither produced nor sold” by the company after analyzing local samples last week.

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  • tallison46

    Venezuela usually departs from the truth in most matters.... no good reason this should be any different.....

    Oct 11th, 2019 - 10:25 am 0
  • :o))

    REF: “the massive oil spill of Brazilian beaches”:

    SO FUNNY:
    - in an instant, it suddenly appeared from nowhere
    - not a single ship noticed/reported it coming all the way from Venezuela
    - Satelights read a number-plate of a car but are blind to a huge oil-sleek floating on the sea-surface
    - There are NO live/ongoing photos & videos of the incident
    - Accusations/denials - a mere FARCE?
    - Storm in a Tea-Cup?
    - much ado about NOTHING?
    http://www.chargeonline.com.br/semana/2019/synnove101019.jpg

    Oct 11th, 2019 - 02:00 pm 0
  • tallison46

    https://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/atlantic/south-equatorial.html
    I prefer this explanation, but since it goes to a depth of 200m no one will probably ever know where it came from... I didn't care for the insult but that's what monkey's with a beret do best

    Oct 11th, 2019 - 10:55 pm 0
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