Colombia: oil pipeline attacked, spill prevented due to emergency measures

Posted on February 19, 2013 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Enviromental Issues, FARC, Oil reported that an emergency plan activated Ecopetrol officials to prevent the oil spill, caused by an attack, allegedly by FARC guerrillas the Cano Limon-Covenas on Saturday night. Among the contingencies is the installation of barriers that prevent the fuel from contaminating the Catatumbo river and cause an environmental emergency such as that produced in Arauca on 9 January, when guerrillas blew up the same pipeline, spilling oil in Arauca River. Gen. Lino Marco Tamayo, commander of Task Force Vulcan, said the attack occurred in a rural area of Teorama in Norte de Santander. Read Article

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