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The President of the Republic Pedro CastilloTuesday morning, the Government reaffirmed its commitment to not only sanction but also hold Repsol accountable for the oil spillage along the Peruvian Coast.

During an inspection of clean-up efforts on Ancon beaches, he stated that the company had to pay for the damages to the population as well as repair the damage to nature and the sea.

After referring to other cases involving environmental contamination in areas such as Puno and Pasco, the President stated that he shared the outrage expressed by the populace. He stated, “It cannot remain 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 noted that Congress has not established a commission to investigate Repsol’s oil spillage and urged the country’s authorities for protection of the sea and rivers from environmental pollution.

He added, “Today, I will request a Report from the Crisis Commission. This has been formed in order to ensure that all Ancon Residents have been included on the Register of People.”

He also asked the populace to organize themselves by the time that the budget was allocated to the mayor or local authorities.

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It is estimated that around 6,000 barrels of oil were dumped into the sea.

The oil slick spread along Ventanilla’s coast to Ancon and Chancay where it has had a detrimental impact on marine fauna and flora.

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Published: 1/25/2022

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