The spill was registered just on June 8, which marks World Oceans Day
The Ministry of the Environment (MiAMBIENTE) reported that the staff of Verification of the Environmental Performance of the Regional Directorate of Metropolitan Panama carried out an evaluation of the affected area on the coasts of the Island of Taboga due to the spill of a polluting substance.
In a brief statement, MiAMBIENTE indicated that the staff “is in the process of assessing the spill“, which means that the study is carried out two days after this accident occurred.
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The first to carry out an evaluation was the technical team of the Pollution Prevention and Control Department of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), which began on the same day of the spill Containment works for the spill of an unidentified substance on the island.
The spill was detected off the coast of this island. Evidence is collected and various samples of the product have been taken, to be analyzed and compared with the boats that are anchored in the area, sinceYes, find those responsible and fine them for this environmental contamination.
The Mayor of Taboga, Magali Ricord González He recommended residents and tourists to refrain from using the beaches until they have completed the clean-up work, which is expected to take approximately three days.
Next week AMP staff will travel to the island to clean up the area of the spill with biodegradable products that do not affect the environment.
The Minister of the Environment, Milciades Concepción, said on June 8, Oceans Day, that both the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) as MiAMBIENTE they punish these crimes through administrative processes and the application of fines.
“We are demanding to all ships and vessels in Panama that comply with the regulations of the AMP, But unfortunately, there are irresponsible people who must be opened processes and the corresponding sanctions must be applied, ”said Concepción.