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Chile: Navy tries to contain over 40,000 litres of spilled oil near Patagonia01:23

Chile: Navy tries to contain over 40,000 litres of spilled oil near Patagonia

Chile, Guarello Island
July 30, 2019 at 05:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Chilean navy continued its deployment on Monday to mitigate damages after over 40,000 litres of oil were spilled into the sea near a remote and pristine area of the southern region of Patagonia on Saturday.

Footage shows navy personnel as they attempt to contain and control the oil spill around Guarello Island using pumps and absorbent paper.

"A total of 90 men are deployed in the bay," said Admiral Ronald Baasch who was overseeing the containment procedures.

According to reports, the spillage occurred off the island of Guarello where Chilean mining company CAP currently operates. The spill began on Saturday, and Chilean naval vessels were reported to have contained approximately 15,000 litres of contaminated water by Sunday.

The exact cause of the spill remains under investigation.

Chile: Navy tries to contain over 40,000 litres of spilled oil near Patagonia01:23
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The Chilean navy continued its deployment on Monday to mitigate damages after over 40,000 litres of oil were spilled into the sea near a remote and pristine area of the southern region of Patagonia on Saturday.

Footage shows navy personnel as they attempt to contain and control the oil spill around Guarello Island using pumps and absorbent paper.

"A total of 90 men are deployed in the bay," said Admiral Ronald Baasch who was overseeing the containment procedures.

According to reports, the spillage occurred off the island of Guarello where Chilean mining company CAP currently operates. The spill began on Saturday, and Chilean naval vessels were reported to have contained approximately 15,000 litres of contaminated water by Sunday.

The exact cause of the spill remains under investigation.

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