jueves, 25 de febrero de 2016

100 injured and 4,500 affected by oil spills in Peruvian Amazon

A hundred wounded and 4,500 people affected is the balance of the two oil spills occurred in the Amazon of Peru one month after the first of these leaks was recorded by Oil Pipeline Norperuano, according to emergency reports updated today by the Institute of Civil Defense ( Indeci).
100 people injured are concentrated in the municipality of Imaza, located in the Amazonas region in northern Peru, where a ruptured pipeline occurred on 25 January poured between 2,000 and 3,000 barrels of oil, part of which polluted the Inayo rivers and Chiriaco, where native fish communities in the area. The report indicated that the hundred injured are people whose health was affected by “various diagnoses, mostly headaches” resulting from inhalation of the strong odor emanating crude.  

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