Petroecuador, it’s poor oil environmental record already exposed in the Chevron Ecuador case, has another new oil spill to deal with, one that occurred on June 4th, and is now threatening Brazil and Peru, and has placed those countries on high alert, as reported today, Sunday, June 9th 2013.
Here’s the account, translated from El Universo and exclusive to Zennie62.com:
The Brazilian government reported today that is on alert for the possible arrival in the country of the oil slick caused by an oil spill into a river that flows into the Ecuadorian Amazon and already went through Peruvian territory.
The Brazilian Institute of Environment (IBAMA), the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) and the Brazilian Navy were alerted to the accident on May 31 in the Coca River of Ecuador and are awaiting the advance of the spot, according to a statement released today by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.
The three agencies “are on full alert to the possibility that the oil slick reaches the country,” says the note referring to an oil spill that the Ecuadorian authorities estimated at 11,480 barrels.
The Foreign Ministry also reported that the Brazilian government offered support to the authorities in Ecuador and Peru in the tasks of containment and dispersion of the stain, and Brazilian technicians are specialists in the area available to the authorities of both countries.
“The embassies of Brazil in Quito and Lima are in constant contact with the authorities of these countries to the Brazilian government to be informed of developments,” says the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.
The accident occurred on May 31 when a landslide in the area known as El Reventador, in the Ecuadorian province of Sucumbios, dragged a sewer line Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline System (SOTE) and caused a spill of 11,480 barrels of oil .
According to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, the Ecuadorian authorities to Brazil reported the spill was 6,800 barrels.
The spill initially contaminated Coca River, a tributary of the Napo, but part of the slick and moved by this tributary of the Amazon to Peru.
Petroecuador oil company reported Thursday that it hired a U.S. company specializing in environmental cleanup to deal with the damage caused by the spill