Commission to discuss impact of oil on beaches

Next Thursday (5) from 10am, it will take place in the Senate a public hearing to debate on the impact of oil leak on Brazilian beaches. The meeting will be organised by the temporary committee accompanying the case of oil stains on the coast.

The debate will assess and propose solutions for coping with oil stains in the country, in addition to monitoring government actions on address the socioeconomic impacts of the spill on fishing and Tourism. The hearing will be chaired by Senator Fabiano Contarato (Rede-ES) and senator Jean Paul Prates (PT-RN) as rapporteur, besides being composed of seven more senators.

Among those present will be the ministers of defense, Fernando Azevedo e Silva, and Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, in addition to the president of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS), Renato Rodrigues Vieira; the Secretary of Aquaculture and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jorge Seif Junior; the president of the Pastoral of Fishermen, José Valdeci Mendes; the coordinator of the Laboratory of Marine and Environmental Studies (LabMAM) of the PUC-Rio, Renato da Silva Carreira; the president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Nísia Trindade Lima; and the Secretary of Environment and Sustainability of the state of Pernambuco, José Antônio Bertotti Júnior.

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