October 29, 2019 / 2:31 PM / 7 months ago

Petrobras CEO says oil spill could be worst environmental 'attack' in Brazil's history

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Oil slicks washing up on beaches along more than 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) of Brazil's northeast coastline could be the worst environmental "attack" in the country's history, the chief executive of state-run oil giant Petrobras said on Tuesday.

Speaking at an event in Rio de Janeiro, Roberto Castello Branco said Petrobras continues to work with the navy to tackle the spill.

He also said more than 20 companies are interested in buying its refineries that are up for sale as part of the upcoming Transfer of Rights mega-auction. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Jamie McGeever; Editing by Mark Potter)

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