Disasters

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  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian officials on September 25th reported two new oil spills in the country's Amazon region. The first spill happened on September 24th in the Andoas district in the Loreto region, and the second a day later in the Urarinas district,
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The president of Peru’s state-owned energy company, Petroperú, has resigned this week in the wake of another oil spill in the country’s Amazon region. Energy and Mines Minister Rosa Maria Ortiz announced the resignation of German Velasquez on
  • 27 Jun 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru State energy company Petroperú on June 25th reported yet another oil spill in the Amazon region of northern Peru. The company and the the Environmental Evaluation and Oversight Office (OEFA) are investigating the cause of the spill from the
  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The United Nations’ special rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste, Baskut Tuncat, is calling for urgent action to address oil pollution in Peru’s Amazon region. Following his recent visit to block 192 (formerly block 1 A-B),  an area
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Six hundred indigenous Peruvians from a number of communities in Loreto state have taken over state-owned oil company Petroperú’s base in the Marañon district. They said Petroperú had violated agreements it made last month to compensate them
  • 10 Mar 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the Wampis indigenous group in Peru’s Loreto state have released eight hostages they had been holding since March 6th, after the community reached an agreement with state-owned Petroperú and the National Civil Defense Institute
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the indigenous Wampis community in Peru have taken eight people hostage to demand help from the federal government in the wake of an oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline last month. Reuters quoted German Velasquez,
  • 1 Mar 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Health this week extended the water quality emergency it declared last month to 16 indigenous communities in the Amazon region that were affected by recent oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline. The 60-day extension
  • 26 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ombudsman, Eduardo Vega Luna, said this week that state-owned oil company Petroperú should pay compensation to all those affected by recent oil spills in the Amazonas, Loreto and Cajamarca regions. He said the 90-day water quality
  • 23 Feb 2016- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Health Ministry has deployed teams to the Amazon River basin to monitor remediation efforts in the wake of three oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline that have dumped 3,000 barrels of oil into the area. "We have spoken
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru A new oil spill occurred last week in Peru’s Cajamarca region-- the third such incident in less than a month, local media reported over the weekend. The latest spill from Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline happened on February 17th in
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government on February 17th declared a 90-day water quality emergency in several districts in the country’s Amazon and Loreto regions, where two oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline have occurred in recent weeks. The
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Last month’s oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline is spreading and has reached the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon, according to local indigenous communities. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Regional Organization of
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The government of Peru has declared a health emergency in the basins of four rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. A decree issued last week calls for immediate action to address contamination of water sources used for human consumption by indigenous
  • Indigenous organizations in Loreto, in Peru’s Amazon region, have filed a legal complaint against Argentine oil company Pluspetrol for pollution in the country’s largest nature reserve.