Petrobras Removes More than 200 Tons of Oily Waste From Brazil’s Beaches

The waste is a combination of oil and sand and was collected by some 1,700 environmental agents.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The amount of oil waste removed from beaches in the Northeast by Petrobras since September 12th now totals over 200 tons, the state-owned company announced yesterday, October 16th.

The work is being carried out in support of the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), and the costs of cleaning activities will be reimbursed.

The body is in charge of operational decisions, while the state-owned company provides technical support and implements strategies.

The company activated five Environmental Defense Centers and nine Emergency Response Centers to address this environmental disaster.

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