"The worst is yet to come", says President Bolsonaro

More than 200 beaches have already been tainted in the north-east of the country following a massive oil spill, which Jair Bolsonaro calls a "criminal" act.

The mysterious oil spill that has hit more than 200 beaches in northeastern Brazil for three months is a major concern for Jair Bolsonaro. "What has happened and has been picked up so far is a small amount of what has been dumped. The worse is yet to come "said the Brazilian president on Sunday, November 3, in an interview with the TV station Record.

He added that "All clues" pointed to the Greek tanker Bouboulinathat the Brazilian authorities had already accused Friday of being the person in charge of the ecological disaster after the analysis of satellite data. The Greek tanker company, Delta Tankers, has denied. This is an act "Criminal", accused Mr. Bolsonaro who said he expected to "A much bigger catastrophe".

Brazilian authorities detected an oil spill on July 29, more than 700 km from the coast of Paraiba State. Oil began to appear on August 30 on the northeastern coast, then moving south into Bahia State. Some 2,000 km of coastline has been affected, including the Abrolhos region near Bahia, a sanctuary for humpback whales and unique coral formations.

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