A report of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) reveals that the water of the Moronaocha lagoon (Loreto) has coliform bacteria above the permissible limit, because the drain of all the neighboring waterways lead into this lake.
July 10, 2014
Although Petroperu reported that no river in the area was contaminated, communities say the Marañón basin is contaminated, because “they noticed (the spill) when the fish were already dropping dead.”
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
January 25, 2014
Police and environmental organizations conducted operations in areas of high risk of contamination in Iquitos, where illegal activities take place.