Brazilians Take Part in Beach Cleanup following Mystery Oil Spill

Venezuela Denies Responsibility for the Spill


Thousands of people, including volunteers and government workers took part in a cleanup exercise along a beach in Brazil following a mystery oil spill.

The spill was detected on 2nd September, but the source of the spill has not been established.

The spill is reported to have affected several beaches including Maragogi in Alagoas, Itacaré and Ilhéus in Bahia and Praia do Futuro in Ceará.

Experts have warned that the spill could affect coral reefs along the coast.

The country’s environmental agency Ibama reported that one fish, two seabirds and 15 sea turtles, all dead, have been recovered in the area. The agency’s president said tests had indicated that the spilled oil was produced in Venezuela. However, the vessel responsible for the spill has not been identified.

Venezuela has since denied responsibility for the leak.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.