Nine Managers Indicted in Brazil, Suspected of Polluting Iguazu River

Posted on March 7, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Business, Enviromental Issues

On March 7, 2013, Gazeta do Povo reported that nine managers from the Paraná Sanitation Company (Sanepar) were indicted yesterday and will be questioned for their role in recent pollution episodes in the Iguazu River, which runs through the state of Paraná.  They will be questioned along with 30 other employees, previously indicted by Federal Police.  These 39 have been indicted on charges such as gang activity, racketeering, conspiracy and and forgery, aside from crimes such as pollution.  Police spokesman Rubens Lopes da Silva said that the police are currently awaiting the results of a survey that will show the actual pollution levels since the police operation began in November 2012.  Read Article

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