Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has said that more than 100 tons of oil have been spilt along the northeastern coast since the beginning of September. He said yesterday on Twitter that 42 cities have been affected by the spills.
Brazilian police are investigating the origin of the oil, which has killed at least seven turtles and forced swimmers and fishermen to stay away from contaminated areas. State-run oil company Petrobras said last week that the spilt oil isn’t the type it produces. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to receive a preliminary assessment on the spills this week.