Brazil’s Northeast Will Take Decades to Repair Oil Slick Damage, say Biologists

The oil slicks in the northeast are worrying authorities and environmentalists, who are not yet able to measure the impact of the environmental disaster but are now projecting that it will take decades for the affected fauna and flora to recover.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The toxic material has made its way into Environmental Protection Areas (APAs) such as Santa Isabel, Pirambu (Sergipe), Piaçabuçu (Alagoas) and Delta do Parnaíba (Piauí), in addition to the national parks of Jijoca de Jericoacoara (Ceará) and Lençóis Maranhenses (Maranhão).

According to the latest report by the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), so far 133 beaches have been affected in 61 . . .

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