Brazilian oil explorer Petrobras faces refinery pollution charges

Wed, 26 Sep 2012

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Brazilian oil company Petrobras, which faced protests in New Zealand when it did deep-sea exploratory work off East Cape last year, faces charges relating to the alleged dumping of oil into the sea at a Rio de Janeiro refinery. Greenpeace alerted New Zealand media to the criminal charges, which Petrobras has said it will defend. International media reports earlier this month quoted Brazilian public prosecutor Renato Machado as saying the charges related to oil spills in June 2011, although Bloomberg reported him...

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