Waste from hospitals, industrial areas and households come to this place that does not treat the waste, which affects the Nanay River, main regional provider of potable water.
Loreto: After ten days the impact of the oil spill in Urarinas is still unknown
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.”
Loreto: dump is affecting Peru's Allpahuayo Mishana national reserve
July 22, 2014
The “Thirty” Landfill located at kilometer 30.5 of the road Iquitos – Nauta (Loreto) has operated for seven years at that spot, affecting the buffer zone of the Allpahuayo Mishana national reserve.
Report reveals that fish from the Moronacocha lagoon are not apt for human consumption
March 14, 2014
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.