Friday, January 28, 2022, the rupture of an oil pipeline released thousands of liters of crude oil in a natural area of Ecuador. For several days, the crude spread contaminating vegetation, water and animals.
Oil spill in Ecuador.
Oil has escaped from a pipeline in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. In question, a leak in a crude oil transport pipeline in the Piedra Fina area. According to the authorities, the rupture of the pipeline would be the consequence of the heavy rains that the region experienced causing landslides and falling rocks. Since Friday, nearly 6,300 barrels of oil have polluted a protected natural area with fragile biodiversity.
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