Rosa Aranda faces two miseries. One in her own body: she was infected by Covid-19. The other is the historical pollution generated by the oil industry, which threatens the territory in which she lives, Piwiri, in the Ecuadorian Amazon forest.
An indigenous protest over oil pollution in the Peruvian Amazon — which is blocking boat traffic on the Marañón River, a crucial transportation route — could move toward a solution in the coming days, with a meeting between protesters and Cabinet ministers.
Reports from Peruvian Civil Defense Institute also report the number of people and homes affected after the spill in the Uchichiangos river.
Petroleum and mining, after destroying and contaminating everything they touched, now want to invade Peru’s national parks.[:]
The head of Peru’s Ministry of the Environment, Pulgar-Vidal, reveals that the oil spill of June 24 in Loreto was from a pipe that was pumping oil despite the fact that there was a ban.
Petroperú confirms that there is a new oil spill in Loreto, making it the third major oil spill by Petroperú this year.
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.
A new oil spill raised fears of a deterioration water pollution and fish on which depend indigenous peoples and coastal communities.
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)
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.