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Wednesday, 19 July, 2000, 09:29 GMT 10:29 UK
In pictures: Brazil's oil spill
Desperate attempts are being made in southern Brazil to contain the country's worst oil spill for 25 years. Floating barriers have been strung across the Iguacu River and its waterways, and ditches dug to stop the oil flowing downriver after an accident at a state-owned refinery.


Oil in the Barigui River
The oil floats downstream

Workers putting barrier on the river
Workers play out inflatable barriers into the water

Bird coated in oil
Birds and mammals coated in oil are washing up on the banks

Barrier on Barigui River
The barrier is attached on both banks

Barrier on Barigui River
Some success as the barrier holds back oil
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18 Jul 00 | Americas
Brazil fights massive oil spill
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