Peru – Oil Spill – Judge Bars Executives from Leaving Country

Peru oil spill: Judge bars Repsol executives from leaving the country

Lima, Peru (STL.News) Peru’s government says an oil spill triggered by the volcanic eruption near Tonga is twice as big as feared.

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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SOURCE: Al Jazeera News via YouTube

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