x

Society

Bolsonaro Reaffirms Greek Ship at Fault for Brazil Oil Spill

November 5, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is sticking to the government’s assertion that a Greek freighter caused an oil spill that has hit over 1,000 miles of coastline despite the company’s denial of any leakage from its vessel.

Bolsonaro said in an interview with Record TV late Sunday that, “All signs point to this Greek cargo ship. All of them.”

Shipowner Delta Tankers Ltd issued a statement earlier saying it found no evidence of leakage after reviewing the ship’s cameras and sensors.

Bolsonaro also warned that so far only a small amount of what leaked has arrived. He says, “The worst is yet to come.”

Oil has been washing up on Brazilian beaches for two months. Authorities say it’s one of Brazil’s worst-ever environmental disasters.

RELATED

ATHENS - Firefighting forces operated all-day Saturday to try and contain the wildfire that rekindled overnight at Skala Potamias, in Thassos island, said the Fire Brigade.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Greek-American Cornell Student Rescues Man on Subway Tracks in the Bronx

NEW YORK – Greek-American Cornell University senior Bryce Demopoulos rescued a man who had fallen on the subway tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street station on the No.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.