Evidence of mercury pollution in Madre de Dios and its impact on health abound from years ago but on the verge of knowing the new President of Peru, emergency was declared in the Amazon region.
June 16, 2016
Recent report finds pollution levels caused by oil spills in the northeastern Amazon region of Peru: has been found mercury and cadmium in the blood and urine of people of Cuninico and San Pedro (Loreto)
June 27, 2016
A new oil spill raised fears of a deterioration water pollution and fish on which depend indigenous peoples and coastal communities.
June 28, 2016
Workers trying to clean up the oil spill of June 25 in Loreto lacked the equipment to clean up safely. The oil spill threatens the vulnerable community of Barranca which lacks safe drinking water and electricity.