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PetroEcuador pipeline release

Ecuador | 2020-Apr-29

Initial Notification: In response to an official request of the Government of Ecuador via the U.S. Department of State, the US National Response Team was activated to share their expertise for an April 7, 2020 pipeline spill into the Coca River on the border between the Napo and Sucumbíos Provinces. A sinkhole undercut the right of way three pipelines resulting in a spill of approximately 10,000 barrels of crude oil and 1245 barrels of gasoline into the Coca River. PetroEcuador has requested technical assistance to strengthen the methodologies that are currently being applied and also to improve practices for future spill responses.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 0° 6.51′ South
Longitude (approximate): 77° 35.47′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable