Oil spill in Lima


Personnel from the Captaincy of the Port of Callao carry out tasks of supervision of the control, combat and remediation operations in the face of the hydrocarbon spill in the beach areas of the districts of Ventanilla, Santa Rosa and Ancón.


These actions are carried out by specialized companies, the same ones that are working both in the sea and on land, said the captaincy, a dependency of the Peruvian Navy.


"It is important to note that, in the aforementioned areas, the access of vacationers has been restricted, in order to prevent damages that could put their health at risk," he said.


He pointed out that the maritime authority will continue to be vigilant against this type of event, in order to protect the aquatic environment and its natural resources, complying with the functions established by the Peruvian State.


In the morning, the Minister of the Environment, Rubén Ramírez, accompanied by specialized personnel from the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency (OEFA), supervised the environmental damage that occurred on two beaches in Ventanilla, as a result of the oil spill caused by the La Refinery. Pampilla.


During the technical inspection, the head of the Environment specified that the environmental damage is limited to the Cavero and Bahía Blanca beaches. "There is serious damage to biodiversity, it can even affect human health, and it has been ordered that this area be isolated for all kinds of activity."


In this way, Ramírez specified that with all the information collected, an act will be drawn up to start the cleaning, decontamination and remediation work of the affected area.

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