Peru: 21 beaches polluted by spill linked to Tonga eruption

Peru officials said 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsl. The spill was linked to surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga.

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Peru officials said 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsl. The spill was linked to surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga .

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru declared an environmental emergency on Thursday after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsol, following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga .

at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsol, following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga.President Pedro Castillo said a committee will be formed to propose ways of dealing with the crisis, in keeping with national policies aimed at protecting the environment.

Prime Minister Mirtha Vásquez said Repsol has promised to deliver a cleaning schedule, to incorporate local fishermen in the cleanup on beaches and to deliver food baskets to affected families.Vásquez said the United Nations will provide a team of experts to help Peru deal with the oil spill. People are barred for now from going to the 21 polluted beaches because of health concerns.

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KeepItInTheGround This is why we need to be ready to deal with such environmental issues going forward! If we can’t stop them we surly need to cope with them! AP here protecting another huge, environment-destroying corporation. The fact is that a tanker belonging to Peru's La Pampilla oil refinery spilled thousands of barrels of oil now polluting all those beaches and killing all that marine life.

No, the Spanish REPSOL did not have any prevention and protocols in place. And now are not taking any responsibility for the horrible mess and marine life deaths No, pretty sure drilling for oil is responsible for the oil spill. That would make sense

Peru opens probe of oil spill blamed on Tonga volcano and tsunami Peru vian prosecutors opened an investigation on Tuesday into a unit of Spanish energy firm Repsol after an oil spill at a local refinery blamed on unusually large waves from the weekend volcano eruption and tsunami in Tonga 10,000 kilometers (6,213 miles) away.

Peru says oil spill caused by Tonga waves is an 'ecological disaster'An oil spill at a refinery in Peru during high waves caused by the explosion last weekend of a volcano in Tonga is an 'ecological disaster,' the Peru vian government said on Wednesday. news headlines are blaming nature, NOT Repsol, who has a huge container of oil in the middle of the ocean. Interesting… Life is equal, but I still want to know more about how people are.

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contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsol, following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga. President Pedro Castillo said a committee will be formed to propose ways of dealing with the crisis, in keeping with national policies aimed at protecting the environment. Prime Minister Mirtha Vásquez said Repsol has promised to deliver a cleaning schedule, to incorporate local fishermen in the cleanup on beaches and to deliver food baskets to affected families. Vásquez said the United Nations will provide a team of experts to help Peru deal with the oil spill. People are barred for now from going to the 21 polluted beaches because of health concerns. Peruvian authorities say an Italian-flagged ship spilled 6,000 barrels in the Pacific on Saturday in front of the La Pampilla refinery. In recent days, environmental activists have collected oil-stained or dead seabirds. Repsol said Peruvian authorities had not provided a tsunami warning and that the ship was continuing to unload oil to the refinery when the waves hit. Two women in Peru drowned after being swept away by strong waves following the Tonga eruption. AP NEWS