Mysterious Oil Spill Contaminates Large Swathe Of Brazilian Coast

"SAO PAULO - An oil spill has contaminated beaches and coastline across eight Brazilian states, the country’s environment agency said on Friday, although authorities are still stumped as to its origin.

Environmental agency Ibama said that beaches along a 3,000-kilometer (1,860-mile) coastline of Brazil’s Northeast region had been hit by the spill. It said some oil-coated birds and sea turtles had been washed up and were being treated.

he area is a popular tourism destination for locals and foreigners, with a large number of Spanish and Portuguese visitors frequenting resorts spread along the coast."

Marcelo Teixeira reports for Reuters September 27, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 09/30/2019