Putumayo Colombia: FARC attacking tankers on border with Ecuador, spilling thousands of gallons of oil

Posted on July 27, 2014 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, FARC

In an apparent challenge to calls for alert on the environmental situation of Putumayo – full border with Ecuador – by systematic spills of crude oil on the roads, front 48 of FARC guerrillas yesterday stopped the March of two tanker trucks and forced drivers to open cisterns for spilling oil transporting, via the Alea – the Nariño sidewalk Kanaks. As if the dumping of the hydrocarbon is not enough, the insurgents forced drivers to roll both vehicles, while crude oil spilled in a journey of more than three kilometers, said the Mayor of the municipality of Puerto Asis, Jorge Coral Rivas to MiPutumayo.com.co. Read Article

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