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During a public hearing, the Rio de Janeiro Secretary of Environment, Carlos Minc, argued for the prohibition of expanding the Ilha Grande Marine Terminal, owned by Petrobras. "Doubling the size of the terminal 2 km from the State Park of Ilha Grande is a threat to fisheries, biodiversity and ecotourism. We've had accidents in the region. In 1989, for example, the ship Felipe Shrimp leaked about one million liters of oil, "said Minc.

This isn’t the first time the government has denied the construction of a large project in the region. In 2009, a project for a mining company to build a terminal near the island of Itacuruçá was vetoed.

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