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Tag: enviromental tragedy

  • Wednesday, October 9th 2019 - 09:26 UTC

    Oil spill in 130 Brazilian northeast beaches, “the worst environmental tragedy”

    The patches of oil began appearing in early September and have now turned up along a 2,000km stretch of Atlantic coastline.

    The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery on Tuesday despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals. Tamar, a group dedicated to the protection of sea turtles, said the oil spills were “the worst environmental tragedy” it has encountered since its formation in 1980.