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Offbeat: Tide Noire: Peru decrees environmental emergency hoping to fold REPSOL

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Eight days after the oil spill in Peru, the Peruvian authorities describe the environmental emergency in the Lima region, where 6,000 barrels of crude oil have spilled. In the government collimator The RESPSOL company, owner of the refinery at the origin of the disaster.

By decreeing the environmental emergency, the Peruvian authorities hope to fold REPSOL. According to the text, the Spanish society must support an immediate action plan to limit the damage of the black tide that ravages the coasts of the region of Lima.

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"Identify and clean contaminated areas", "protect the fauna", "contain the oil tide": these are the missions that the government wants to impose in RepSol.

The authorities suspect neglect on the part of the refinery staff. They do not believe it does not believe a second in the company's version, that the accident would be due to high tides caused by the volcanic eruption in the Tonga Islands.

As a sign of good will, the company still deployed personal and material on the contaminated ranges: according to it, 1,350 people are currently mobilized on the ground.

And for good reason, there is an emergency: the oil tide should not stop there. According to the authorities, she follows the seascape and moves towards the north.

Two protected natural areas are threatened.

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