Repsol CEO: We are proud that all the beaches are stained and we are working to clean them
CEO of Repsol PeruAnd Jaime Fernandez CuestaShe appeared on Punto Final to provide explanations for what happened at the refinery Bambila A report on the work carried out to restore the affected areas Oil leak. “We have committed to cleaning the beaches before the end of FebruaryHe referred to the program’s host, who mentioned that Myriam Allegria is the chairperson of the board of directors Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency (Oeva), giving the company 10 days for cleaning work.
“We have a responsibility to clean up all the beaches, clean up the entire coast, take care of the marine animals, and of course take care of all affected communities.’” said Fernandez Cuesta who also noted that the images of animals affected by the disaster that were recorded on January 15 “cause him pain and panic.”We are sorry that something like this happened“, he added.
during his presentation, A representative of “Repsol Peru” admitted that the company did not act quickly because they “were not aware” of the scale of the disaster until the oil reached shores. “Containment work took place as soon as the scale of the event became known and when hydrocarbons began to reach shores. Since then we have started packing to clean the beachesmoreover, he expressed. He described his lack of knowledge of the scale of the disaster as a “misperception”.
“Certainly we made mistakes, the question of the amount mentioned in a preliminary report, since we could not see the presence of oil slicks in the sea until the next day,” Fernandez Cuesta referred to the initial report of seven gallons of spilled oil, which over the hours became 6000 barrels.
The origin of the disaster
The oil spill was recorded a few days after a volcanic eruption was reported in Tonga, the same eruption that caused abnormal waves in some literal regions of Peru. Repsol attributed the possible origin of the disaster to this phenomenon; However, many citizens who were at sea that day stated that no strange behavior was recorded in that area of the city.
“Something extraordinary should have happened to break two tubes. Something strange was going on in the Kalaw Sea, because there was never such an extraordinary and sudden force capable of tearing two tubes out of the roots” Fernandez Cuesta noted in the above interview. “We prove from the very first moment that we will assume all the responsibilities that this entails, and we will take on those responsibilities that are set by the civil and judicial bodies.“, he added.
“At the moment we are in the cleaning business and taking care of the affected residents.”The representative of “Repsol” indicated. When asked if the number of those affected had been determined, he said: “We are on it. Hunting associations tell us about their needs, they explain to us what they need and we try to give them what they need, or give them what they need, some food vouchers“.
When asked about the toxic residue that will remain in the Peruvian sea after cleaning, Fernandez Cuesta noted, “We are proud that all the beaches are stained and we are working to clean them. I think they are not metals and there is nothing that cannot be environmentally corrected or repaired.”
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