RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - State and municipal government employees of entities such as the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), together with volunteers and the military, are all working to remove the oil that first appeared on Brazil's northeastern coast in late August.

The latest report, released on Saturday, October 19th, by IBAMA, says that the oil has already affected 201 locations in 74 municipalities on the Northeastern coast.

At the first press conference specifically called by a federal body to address the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here