Environmental emergency declared in Peru for three months: 6,000 barrels of oil at sea after the eruption of a volcano in Tonga

environmental emergency in Peru, for three months. The government created it. The blame for the pollution caused by the sea water spill on January 15th 6 thousand barrels of crude oil During refueling operations at a refinery of the Spanish company Repsol off the coast lima. The relative decree published today in the Official Gazette Peruvian man, the damage caused is defined as worst environmental disaster Happened in Lima recently.” The decree also contains the conditions for implementing an immediate action plan to reduce damage to the environment in the respective geographical area.

The decision was also taken in response to a report submitted to the government by the General Directorate of Environmental Quality, according to which the dispersal of oil at sea had “a significant impact on thecoastal marine ecosystem with high biodiversity and water resources”, as well as representing “a significant risk to the public health of the population living in the area”. Specifically, the accident occurred during the unloading operations of the Italian-flagged tanker’Great DoricumThrough the underwater infrastructure of the refinery Bambila, possibly due to the rupture of the joint of the tubes on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. For its part, Repsol argued that the cause of the accident may have been a marine result of the volcanic eruption that occurred in Tonga. Despite a distance of ten thousand kilometers, the damage caused by the tsunami that followed the eruption of the underwater volcano Hungja Tonga-Hongga Hapai has actually reached this point. It could have been the shock force of the waves – up to 15 meters high at sea – that made barrels of crude oil fall into the water.

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The containment measures envisaged for this type of incident came with a very serious delay for reasons that are now the subject of investigation. But in the meantime it was thick black layer settled on one twenty beachesAccording to the Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Authority (Oefa), while the National Service for State Protected Areas (Cernanab) has reported deaths of fish, birds and other animals and serious pollution of marine plants.

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