90 days Environmental Emergency in Peru
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The Peruvian Government on 22nd January declared a 90 days environmental emergency after crude oil spilled into the sea following a freak wave caused by a volcanic eruption in Tonga.
- The wave hit the Italian-flagged “Mare Doricum'' tanker when it was unloading the oil at a refinery owned by Spanish company Repsol.
- The oil spill has caused immense environmental damage to the coast of Peru with beaches and natural reserves being affected.
Peru is the third-largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina.
- The world’s largest rainforest Amazon covers nearly half of Peru.
- Capital: Lima
- President: Pedro Castillo
- Currency: Nuevo Sol
- Official Language(s): Spanish, Quechua
For information about earthquake in Tonga see the post of 16th January 2022.
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