By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras reported on Monday morning (22nd), the second oil spill on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro this month.
This time, the leak sourced from an oil pipeline from the Albacora field, in the northern region of the Campos Basin, about 110 km off the coast of the state. The company informed through its press office that, based on overflight imaging, the estimated leakage volume is 941 liters.
“The company promptly shipped vessels to the site to disperse the oil slick. The regulators were informed of the incident,” they added.
In order to contain the leak, the oil company halted the operation of the pipeline and the production of P-25 platform, installed in the Albacora field.
The first leak occurred at the beginning of April and polluted five beaches along the coast of Rio de Janeiro in the Búzios, Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio regions, such beaches with a large influx of tourists.