Brazil’s environment minister Ricardo Salles was in the area in mid October, sharing photos and videos of the cleanup operations. This footage shows aerial shots of the coast, and an oil spill response ship navigating waters in an effort to find traces of the spill, Salles posts said.
The dense crude oil was not floating on the top of the water, but instead only being found as it washed up on beeches, a Reuters report said.
Authorities from Brazil’s environmental agency IBAMA said on October 17 that the oil was Venezuelan, but the cause of the spill had not been determined, the same report said. Credit: Ricardo Salles via Storyful