Offshore Activity

Total oil says Brazil drilling poses no risk to rare Amazon reef

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A French oil firm on Thursday rejected concerns that exploration off Brazil could damage a unique coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river as it awaits final approval to start drilling.

“Drilling activity will not impact the reef system,” a spokeswoman for Total told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The company is working closely with Brazil’s environmental enforcement agency (IBAMA) and needs their go ahead before it begins to drill, she said in an email.

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