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Title: Brazil: Oil Spills Bring Calls For Accountability
Author: NotiSur
Subject: Petroleo
PETROBRAS
pipeline
Guapimirim
swamp
Guanabara bay
Getulio Vargas refinery
Barigui
river
IBAMA
Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e Recursos Naturais Renovaveis
Clean Caribbean Cooperation
ecosystem
IAP
Iguacu
lack
trainning
equipment
World Wildlife Fund
WWF
Parana
enviromental
damage
Sugar Loaf
Abstract: After three damaging oil spills within ten days, environmentalists called for more accountability, especially from state-owned oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro (PETROBRAS). The latest rash of incidents followed a January spill from a broken PETROBRAS pipeline, which did extensive damage to the Guapimirim mangrove swamps in Guanabara Bay just north of Rio de Janeiro . In the most serious of the latest spills, a pipeline at the Getulio Vargas Refinery in Araucaria burst and dumped more than 4 million liters of crude oil into the Barigui River, a tributary of the Iguacu River, on July 16. Officials called the spill the country's worst such disaster in the last 25 years and the worst oil spill ever to occur on a river.
Date: 2000-07-28
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11326
ISSN: 10604189


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