Second Oil Spill Appears in Peru Waters

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Photo by Toa Heftiba/Unsplash

An Additional Oil Spill has Occurred in Peru by Oil Refinery


An announcement was made on January 26 by Peru’s Minister of Environment Rubén Ramírez expressing that they’d discovered a second oil spill consisting of at least 8-barrels which is in addition to the original oil spill that occurred on January 15 initiated by the volcano eruption in Tonga which caused tsunami waves to disrupt the area in Peru.

Repsol the Spanish oil company that owns the refinery La Pampilla which is being blamed for both of the oil spills denies any blame.

The original spill although induced by the tsunami waves, Repsol blames instead the Peruvian Navy for not sending out a tsunami warning advisory in adequate time. The second spill which Repsol says is not a spill at all but rather oil that leaked while workers were conducting inspection on an underwater pipeline which they were already expecting a bit of leakage to occur.

Ramírez is not pleased with how the clean-up process has occurred and has stated, “Everything is under investigation.”

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