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40,000 litres of diesel spilled into sea in Chile’s Patagonia

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 30, 2019 16:03

40,000 litres of diesel spilled into sea in Chile’s Patagonia

Chile has opened an investigation into a 40,000-litre diesel oil spill on an island on the far southern coast of Chilean Patagonia. Mining company CAP reported that the spill occurred at its onshore terminal on Guarello Island, about 240 km north of the town in Puerto Natales, and moved into the waters of the South Pacific. Chile has initiated an emergency response and a pollution response. CAP, which mines limestone on the island, said in a statement that it initiated its protocol for the incident, which included control and mitigation measures. CAP also said it will collaborate in the investigation into the cause of the spill.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 30, 2019 16:03