Peruvian disaster

Oil spill off the coast of Peru

The "eco-radar" reservoir monitoring network will allow to determine the source of the disaster in order to monitor the situation and promptly respond to it

During the volcanic eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai off the coast of Ventanilla in Peru, the Italian tanker "Mare Doricum" was unloading. Due to heavy seas during unloading, an oil spill occurred. Waves of oil quickly spread around the district. The government has declared a 90 working day state of emergency in areas including the damaged coastal maritime zone. This was done in order to ensure sustainable management of the affected territories, carrying out appropriate restoration and rehabilitation work to mitigate environmental pollution, in order to protect public health. The protected area also suffered from pollution. Employees of the Peruvian National Service for Protected Natural Areas went to the islands with special equipment Environmentalists are trying to save the affected birds. Rescuers, with the support of local residents, clean up contaminated areas. The prosecutor's office launched an investigation into the enterprise where the oil leak was made. The Pampilla plant, which is part of the Spanish company Repsol, could be fined up to $34.5 million.
Oil spills cause great harm to the environment, marine life and ecology in general. In order to monitor and promptly respond to such incidents, environmental monitoring systems are being actively developed. One of the types of this equipment is "Eco-radar".
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