Published On: Tue, Nov 12th, 2013
News | By Rico

Oil spill leaks onto riverbanks of Colombia, Ecuador

An oil slick from a leaking pipeline has contaminated a major Amazonian river that runs between Ecuador and Colombia, reported Spanish press agency EFE on Monday.

The Trans-Andean oil pipeline reported a leak last Thursday, and the Ecuadorian Environmental Ministry is now warning that a large oil slick is spreading on the shores of the San Miguel river, which forms the border between the southern Colombian state of Putumayo and the Ecuadorian province of Sucumbios.

Both Colombian national authorities and the representatives from Ecopetrol, the state-affiliated oil giant that owns the pipeline, have claimed they are addressing the spill.

Ecuador’s Environmental Minister indicated his country will be investigating the situation to ensure that cleanup efforts are taken and the proper damages are paid.

Colombia is no stranger to environment problems caused by oil leaks.

Over the past years, the southern states of Nariño and Putumayo suffered numerous oil spills, particulary as a result of alleged FARC pipeline attacks.

MORE: ‘FARC attack on pipeline’ causes oil spill in southern Colombia

San Miguel river

Sources

 

The post Oil spill leaks onto riverbanks of Colombia, Ecuador appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.


For website development, online marketing and promotion,
check out The Q Media


If you enjoyed this piece, please SHARE IT so other readers can find it and enjoy it.

Recent Posts

TCO bottom

June 25, 2016, Comments Off on TCO bottom

TCO Bottom2

June 25, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Bottom2

TCO Sidebar

June 25, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Sidebar
los_yetis-1170x658

Colombia’s best rock n’ roll bands 50 years ago today

June 15, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia’s best rock n’ roll bands 50 years ago today
heroinsign

Colombia’s drug tourism a problem? Please!

June 15, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia’s drug tourism a problem? Please!
homicide

Colombia’s homicide rate hits 40-year low: Santos

June 14, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia’s homicide rate hits 40-year low: Santos
james_training

Colombia preparing in New Jersey for Copa America match against Peru

June 14, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia preparing in New Jersey for Copa America match against Peru
orlando

Three Colombians injured in Orlando massacre

June 14, 2016, Comments Off on Three Colombians injured in Orlando massacre
urabenos_grafiti

Colombia’s Urabeños: If you can’t beat them, rename them

June 13, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia’s Urabeños: If you can’t beat them, rename them
eln_guerrilla-1

Turf wars biggest threat to post-FARC peace in Colombia: UN

June 13, 2016, Comments Off on Turf wars biggest threat to post-FARC peace in Colombia: UN
child_labor

9% of Colombia’s children subjected to child labor

June 13, 2016, Comments Off on 9% of Colombia’s children subjected to child labor
Party in Colombia