SAO PAULO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it has collected 200 tonnes of oil residue from the country’s Northeastern coast since Sept. 12.
In a statement, Petrobras, as the company is known, said 1,700 environmental agents were mobilized to clean the area affected by the oil spill. Another 50 employees were involved in planning and executing cleaning operations, it added. Petrobras also reiterated that the oil found in the northeastern coast of Brazil does not belong to the company, which will be reimbursed for the expenses related to the cleaning effort. (Reporting by Gabriela Mello; editing by David Evans)