Oil-contaminated Beaches Create New Environmental Crisis in Brazil

After the fires in the Amazon, oil of unknown origin has been contaminating at least 130 beaches in nine northeastern states for weeks. Bolsonaro contemplates a "crime".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thick, slimy remains of oil, driven onto the coast by the waves, threaten some of the most breathtaking beaches in northeastern Brazil.

Officials have collected some 100 tons of oil from more than 100 beaches in nine states since the first warning signs of the disaster broke out in early September.

The oil's source is a mystery. What is currently known is that it is

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