The President of the Republic Pedro CastilloTuesday morning’s statement reiterated the Government’s commitment to sanctioning and holding Repsol accountable for the oil leak along the Peruvian coast.
He said this while inspecting cleanup activities at Ancon beaches.
After referring back to other cases of environmental contamination in the region, such as Pasco or Puno, the President said that he felt the same indignation as the people. He stressed that “it cannot continue like this.”
He stated that authorities often pose for pictures. However, he said that his administration is different and comes to verify the damage to the population and express its gratitude.
Castillo pointed out that Congress had not created a commission for an investigation into the Repsol oil spillage. He called on the authorities to protect the oceans and rivers from pollution.
He asked the same thing to the people to organize themselves before the budget is allocated for the mayor and local authorities.
It is estimated that approximately 6,000 barrels oil were poured into the ocean.
The oil slick spread along Ventanilla’s coast to Ancon and Chancay where it has had a detrimental impact on marine fauna and flora.