Gas leaks

VIDEO | Brazilian tourist resort hit by air pollution

Also: The national mobilization against Bolsonaro and the power of the brazilian hip hop

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The city of Ipojuca is known for its paradise islands. However, many things have changed since the installation of the Abreu e Lima Refinery in Complexo do Suape.
The city of Ipojuca is known for its paradise islands. However, many things have changed since the installation of the Abreu e Lima Refinery in Complexo do Suape. - Reprodução

The community of Ipojuca, a city in Pernambuco state, has been denouncing gas emissions in the vicinity of the Abreu e Lima Refinery, which would be the responsible for the sickness of several of the city’s residents.

The people who live in that region – about 3 thousand residents – complain that since the company moved there, in 2014, symptoms of respiratory problems, irritation of the skin and eyes, and even gastrointestinal problems emerged.

"I had already fainted. I was at home with my daughters in the first days. We knew nothing about the company. What I know is that I vomited compulsorily, I wet my pants and, when I woke up, the SAMU ambulance was at my house", says Yara Marques, a Ipojuca resident and environmental technician .

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Edited by: Thales Schmidt