For the professor of environmental engineering at the CPU, Fernando Neira, the real impact of the oil spill in Window which has already reached more than 20 beaches, also affecting two nature reserves.
“We have an artisanal fishing area that is being affected. The fauna and flora of the cycle that is part of our food chain, too. Hopefully the current does not drag the oil to Chimbote “, he warns.
In addition, he said that for this not to happen, it is essential that the authorities and companies involved jointly use state-of-the-art technology to extract crude oil from the sea as soon as possible before it reaches the coasts of neighboring countries.
“The impact we are seeing is an initial impact, the magnitude of the expansion of the layer or the levels of crude oil discharged into the sea have yet to be determined. Let’s keep in mind that the sea of Lima has depth, and as one goes down the depth, there are currents and these currents that generally go north (…) this implies using technology that is not being used “, he concluded.