Modec Fined R$16.6M for Ilha Grande Oil Spill

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Japanese company Modec, which provides services to the oil industry, was fined R$16.6 million last week for an oil spill in Ilha Grande Bay along the southern coast of the state of Rio de Janiero. The company’s platform-ship, Cidade de São Paulo, was heading to the Brasfels shipyard on Friday, December 16th, when it leaked fuel oil into the bay near the Angra dos Reis luxury resort area.

According to Agência Brasil, Modec’s initial estimates were that between 1,000 and 2,000 . . .

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