Ibama (Brazilian Institute for the Environment and renewable natural resources) fined Petrobras in R $100,000 for the irregular disposal of waste water from the Merluza platform, located 180 kilometers from Praia Grande, on the coast of São Paulo.
In the discard, there was an excessive amount of oil and grease concentrations above the allowed. The norms established by Conama (National Environmental Council) and supervised by Ibama, determine that the maximum permissible daily value of residual concentration is 42 mg/L. In a report delivered by the oil company, 74.6 mg/L were found.
Last month, Petrobras had also been fined in R $100,000 for irregular disposal of production water from the FPSO Cidade de Saquarema platform, which operates in the Lula field, the pre-salt area of the Santos basin. According to Ibama, the disposal was 75 mg/L and exceeded the limit allowed by Conama, of 42 mg/L, equivalent to 78% of excess.
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