Petroperu Reports Another Major Oil Pipeline Spill

15 Aug 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LIMA, Peru

Petroperu, the Peruvian state-owned energy company, has reported a major oil pipeline spill, its fourth in 2016. The company said emergency workers have “responded rapidly” implement a contingency plan, but did not provide an explanation of the cause of the leak, or an estimate of how much oil was released.Staffers from Finland’s Lamor Corporation, which specializes in oil spill containment, are in attendance.The spill happened last week in the Nieva district of Condorcanqui Province in the the country’s Amazonas Region. The same1,105-kilometer pipeline was closed for repairs in February this year after two spills leaked 3,000 barrels of oil, polluting rivers to the outrage of indigenous communities...

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