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Venezuela's PDVSA announces major oil spill

08 November 2016

Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on November 7 that an oil spill in central Anzoategui state east of Caracas had polluted drinking water supplies to a number of communities over a radius of 50 kilometres. The leak occurred in a pipeline in the locality of Santa Clara and the group said it had launched an operation to supply drinking water and protect local ecosystems.

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Reuters quoted an opposition parliamentarian from the state saying the leak occurred in the five days to November 6 and that 25,000 barrels had spilled, causing an ecological disaster.

The parliamentarian blamed poor maintenance for the spill, and said security forces were blocking access to the area.


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