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Oil spill in Brazil

Brasília, Brazil Natural Disasters October 31 @ 12:35pm

The source of the oil spill washing up on thousands of kilometres of Brazil's coastline over the past few weeks remains the subject of a great deal of speculation.

We've been asking experts on shipping routes and the types of crude oil produced in different countries to try to identify the most likely source of the spill.

First detected in early September, crude oil has continued to appear on the beaches and pristine mangroves of north-east Brazil.

Nine states have been cleaning thick sludge from their shores. More than 1,000 tonnes of oil have been removed so far.
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