Oil spill in last of the world’s pristine areas

Chile’s navy  confirmed the spillage of 40,000 liters of diesel oil into the sea in a remote and pristine area of the South American country’s Patagonia and said it is working to mitigate the effects. With only 30% of all the oil-free beaches and rain forests left in the world, this is a huge tragedy. A navy statement said it received a call from the mining company CAP on Saturday reporting the spill at the terminal of Guarello island, about 1,740 miles (2,800 kilometers) south from Santiago, Chile’s capital. The…

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