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 8, 2016
The recent leak of 3,000 barrels of oil in Peru’s Amazon jungle will cause incalculable damage, according to scientists.
July 22, 2014
Panorama presented a report showing the impacts of this spill and also denounced Petroperú for hiring minors to clean up the remnants of oil in the affected area without proper protection.
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.