jeudi 11 août 2016

Peru Oil Pipeline's 4th Leak Spills More Crude in the Amazon

11/08/2016 -

The company behind the spill, Petroperu, has not released an estimate of the amount of oil leaked or the extent of environmental damage.

Communities in the Peruvian Amazon are facing a new environmental disaster as a 40-year-old pipeline operated by state oil company Petroperu has experienced a major oil spoll for the fourth time this year.

The company reported that the 93-mile (150 km) long Nieva River has not been impacted by the leak and that Petroperu is taking steps to protect the area’s water sources. It claimed that the response is “advancing rapidly” to contain the spill and remediate the area... Read More