Peru oil spill: Judge bars Repsol executives from leaving the country
It is estimated nearly 12,000 barrels have leaked into the Pacific Ocean.
A judge in Peru has barred four executives from Spanish energy giant Repsol from leaving the country for 18 months, as authorities investigate a gigantic oil spill that saw approximately 11,900 barrels of oil leak into the ocean – almost double an initial estimate.
The Peruvian government has described the January 15 spill, which Repsol said was caused by huge waves caused by a volcanic eruption on Tonga, as the largest “ecological disaster” in recent years.
Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez has more from Lima, Peru.
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