May 26, 2022

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Stunning photos recording the magnitude of the Repsol oil spill off the Peruvian coast

Photo: Zonal Rodriguez Robles / Antenna

About 6 thousand barrels of oil spilled By Repsol Ventanilla Sea, listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru The worst environmental disaster to hit Lima, And the pictures confirm it.

Black color dominates in photos because the fuel covers everything in its path, and already It has affected nearly 2 million square meters of Peruvian coast, Step Institute for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement (OEFA), Ministry of Environment.

Workers notice the presence of oil in the waters of Cavernous Beach in Ventanilla, in Galloway, Peru.  (AP Photo / Martin Magia)
Workers notice the presence of oil in the waters of Cavernous Beach in Ventanilla, in Galloway, Peru. (AP Photo / Martin Magia)

For its part, the Ombudsman Oversee the cleaning work by visiting the affected area of ​​Ventanila Sea and providing the best work equipment to the personnel who carry out the task of removing oil from the sea, shore and animals. There was condemnation on social media sites for burying fuel in beach sand.

(Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)
(Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)

In this sense, Delcy Heredia, head of the Galavo Ombudsman’s Office, explained that during a tour of Ventanilla Beaches, he observed more than 50 workers in charge of cleaning up oil – stricken shores. However, the number of people dedicated to this mission is very low due to the magnitude of the disaster.

Photo: REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
Photo: REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
On January 18, 2022, a worker walks on the Peruvian coast of Ventanila, Peru, after an oil spill caused by a frantic wave triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga.  REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
On January 18, 2022, a worker walks along the Peruvian coast of Ventanila, Peru, after an oil spill caused by a frantic wave triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga. REUTERS / Pilar Olivares

The aforementioned fuel has already crossed the waters of Ventanilla, Santa Rosa and Ancon and reached Chanke Beach. With the hidden risk that it could reach Huacho. For this reason, the Directorate General of Environmental Health (DICESA) has recommended that people not go to at least 21 beaches in the aforementioned districts because of the pollution after the crude oil spill.

Antenna / Zonal Rodriguez Robles
Antenna / Zonal Rodriguez Robles

Oil has ravaged flora and fauna since Saturday, January 15, the day when abnormal waves caused by an underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, just south of the coast of Lima, caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Agency said in a statement that strong waves moved the ship while it was loading oil at the La Pambila refinery on the Pacific coast and caused a leak.

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In fact, the National Service for Nature Conservation (Sernanp), hThey have identified the impact on the national reserve system of the Guaneros Islands, Islands and Pundas – Ilots de Pescadores and Ancon Due to oil spill. They pointed out that the respective nature protected areas have compromised the situation due to the direction of the ocean currents.

In Tonga, Ventanila, Peru, a dead bird is cleaning up on the beach after an oil spill caused by furious waves triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption halfway across the world.  January 18, 2022. REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
In Tonga, Ventanila, Peru, a dead bird is cleaning up on the beach after an oil spill caused by furious waves triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption halfway across the world. January 18, 2022. REUTERS / Pilar Olivares

For this reason, the National Forest Service (Serfor) urged people to contact them (WhatsApp 947 588 269) before contacting infected animals because special treatment is needed to remove toxic contaminants from the body. The practice is to transfer them to the Parque de las Leyendas so they get the attention they deserve.

Photo: REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
Photo: REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
Photo: REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
Photo: REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency

Late this afternoon, President Pedro Castillo flew over the area of ​​the environmental disaster. Executives announced that they are evaluating funding for the multinational company Repsol. The fine may be 30 thousand UIT (tax unit), which is equivalent to 138 million feet.

Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
Photo: Andean Agency
On January 17, 2022, cleaners removed oil from a beach in the Peruvian province of Gallo, following a leak that occurred when an Italian-flagged tanker was unloaded. "Great Toric" Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Tonga today at the La Pambila refinery.  - A large volcanic eruption in Tonga triggered tsunami waves across the Pacific, strong enough to drown two women in Peru 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) away.  (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)
On January 17, 2022, cleaners were engaged in the removal of oil from a beach in the Peruvian province of Gallo, following the leak of the Italian-flagged tanker “Mere Torigam” at the La Pambila refinery, which was marked by abnormal waves. After the eruption of the volcano in Tonga. – A large volcanic eruption in Tonga triggered tsunami waves across the Pacific, strong enough to drown two women in Peru 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) away. (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)
Animals affected by oil spill.  |  Window Municipality
Animals affected by oil spill. | Window Municipality
On January 18, 2022, a worker walks on the Peruvian coast of Ventanila, Peru, after an oil spill caused by a frantic wave triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga.  REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
On January 18, 2022, a worker walks on the Peruvian coast of Ventanila, Peru, after an oil spill caused by a frantic wave triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga. REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
Photo: Social Networks
Photo: Social Networks
In Tonga, Ventanila, Peru, a dead bird is cleaning up on the beach after an oil spill caused by furious waves triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption halfway across the world.  January 18, 2022. REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
In Tonga, Ventanila, Peru, a dead bird is cleaning up on the beach after an oil spill caused by furious waves triggered by a large underwater volcanic eruption halfway across the world. January 18, 2022. REUTERS / Pilar Olivares
Tuesday photo-workers resting after cleaning up an oil spill caused by hysterical waves triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga off the coast of Lima in Ventanilla, Peru.  January 19, 2022. REUTERS / Angela Ponce
Tuesday photo-workers resting after cleaning up an oil spill caused by hysterical waves triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga off the coast of Lima in Ventanilla, Peru. January 19, 2022. REUTERS / Angela Ponce
Member of Parliament Edward Malaga promised that the cleaning of Ventanilla Beach would take many years.  Photo: Ventanilla Municipality
Member of Parliament Edward Malaga promised that the cleaning of Ventanilla Beach would take many years. Photo: Ventanilla Municipality
On January 19, 2022, workers walk through the foam on the shores of Ventanilla, Lima, Peru, on the shores of Tonga, an oil spill caused by abnormal waves triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption.  Image taken by drone.  REUTERS / Angela Bones
On January 19, 2022, workers walk through the foam on the shores of Ventanilla, Lima, Peru, on the shores of Tonga, an oil spill caused by abnormal waves triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption. Image taken by drone. REUTERS / Angela Bones
Workers clean up an oil spill caused by abnormal waves triggered by an underwater large volcanic eruption on January 19, 2022 in Tonga off the coast of Lima in Ventanilla, Peru.  REUTERS / Angela Ponce
Workers clean up an oil spill caused by abnormal waves triggered by an underwater large volcanic eruption on January 19, 2022 in Tonga off the coast of Lima in Ventanilla, Peru. REUTERS / Angela Ponce

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