MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 20:50:49 +0000 Peru govt declares oil spill an ecological disaster http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/b879e6932ced46c7bceb8aa7dd053533 An oil spill off the Peruvian coast caused by the waves from an eruption of an undersea volcano in the South Pacific nation has polluted beaches and proved deadly for marine life. (Jan. 20) b879e6932ced46c7bceb8aa7dd053533 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:02:27 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSLima, Peru - 19 January 20221. Workers in white suits cleaning up oil spillHEADLINE: Peru government declares oil spill ecological disaster2. Waves and beach polluted with oil3. Various of workers cleaning areaANNOTATION: Peru's government declared a coastal oil spill the worst ecological disaster to hit the country in recent history.4. Aerial of workers cleaning beachANNOTATION: On Saturday a ship loading oil moved when high waves caused by the eruption of a volcano in Tonga caused the spill.5. Various of workers using equipment to help suck up the oil from contaminated waterANNOTATION: Authorities estimate 6,000 barrels of oil were spilt in the area rich in marine biodiversity.6. Various of seagulls on coastal rocksANNOTATION: Peruvian authorities say it endangered flora and fauna in two protected natural areas. 7. Various of fishermen and others cleaning birds covered in oilANNOTATION: Dozens of ecological activists from various coastal regions organized a clean-up effort for rescued birds covered in crude oil.8. Wide of houses and beachANNOTATION: Fisherman Alejandro Huaroto, who lives near one of the polluted beaches, was one of those who helped rescue the affected birds. 9. Fisherman cleaning birds10. Close of bird covered in oil11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Huaroto, fisherman:++SOUNDBITE CONTINUES ONTO NEXT SHOT++"We have bags of dead animals, but we have also found some alive. Every time we carry animals, we clean them and give them first aid."12. Close of bird covered in oil13. Various of workers cleaning beachANNOTATION: Authorities say the spill was controlled within hours, but the cleaning process is ongoing. 14. Two dead birds covered in oil15. Wide of beachSTORYLINE:An oil spill off the Peruvian coast caused by the waves from an eruption of an undersea volcano in the South Pacific nation has polluted beaches and proved deadly for marine life.The Peruvian Foreign Ministry declared the spill an "ecological disaster" in a statement posted on Twitter.An Italian-flagged ship was loading oil into the La Pampilla refinery on Saturday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill. Peru's environment minister told reporters that authorities estimate 6,000 barrels of oil were spilled in the area rich in marine biodiversity.Fishermen and volunteers joined the clean-up efforts by helping to treat multiple species of birds left covered in the black liquid.Meanwhile, workers in white suits have set about cleaning the some 18,000 square meters of beach affected, according to Peru’s environmental assessment and enforcement agency.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. An oil spill off the Peruvian coast caused by the waves from an eruption of an undersea volcano in the South Pacific nation has polluted beaches and proved deadly for marine life. (Jan. 20) Peru govt declares oil spill an ecological disaster