Peru says oil spill affects at least two kilometres of Pacific coast, beaches | Malay Mail

Peru says oil spill affects at least two kilometres of Pacific coast, beaches | Malay Mail

18/1/2022 5:32:00 AM

Peru says oil spill affects at least two kilometres of Pacific coast, beaches | Malay Mail

LIMA, Jan 18 — At least two kilometres of Peru’s central coast and two beaches were dirtied by oil spilled from a discharge ship rocked by waves caused by the eruption of a volcano in Tonga, Environment Minister Ruben Ramirez said yesterday. The ministry supervised cleaning of the area in the...

channel for the latest updates.LIMA, Jan 18 — At least two kilometres of Peru’s central coast and two beaches were dirtied by oil spilled from a discharge ship rocked by waves caused by the eruption of a volcano in Tonga, Environment Minister Ruben Ramirez said yesterday.

The ministry supervised cleaning of the area in the coastal district of Ventanilla, where the spill happened on Sunday during unloading of crude oil from the ship to supply the La Pampilla refinery, owned by the Spanish company Repsol.Earlier, the National Institute of Civil Defence (Indeci) and the emergency centre of the Ministry of Energy and Mines said in a statement that high tides recorded in Ventanilla, as a result of the volcano’s eruption, had altered the process of unloading crude oil for the refinery.

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