Lima, February 10, 2022. Repsol continues the inspection work in areas of special environmental protection. With the help of PhD Marino Morikawa, the company already has the necessary authorizations to delimit the state of the work areas and continue with the environmental impact analysis. To complete these actions, however, the company is awaiting the necessary permits to work in the Ancón Reserve and the National Reserve of the System of Islands, Islets and Puntas Guanera.
An active monitoring plan is being applied to the environmental surroundings of the area affected by the spill on January 15. To carry out this environmental impact map, Repsol has contracted renowned international companies of, such as Aiuká, a world leader in fauna protection activities, and ERM, a reference consultant in environmental sustainability.
All beach cleanup and remediation actions continue to be carried out according to strict environmental protection guidelines. Among other measures, Repsol has distinguished the areas affected by the spill according to their biodiversity characteristics. This allows for the application of specific techniques appropriate to the characteristics of each area, with the aim of protecting the environment, avoiding the removal of more sand than necessary and preserving biodiversity.
The specialized environmental team supervises the application of international best practices, known as SCAT which, after an exhaustive analysis, define the cleaning techniques to be applied to each beach. Subsequently, it establishes when the cleanup work achieves a positive result and, if necessary, authorizes the designation of “Clean Beach”. From that moment on, the beach will receive another level of protection, aimed at preventing it from being dirtied by wind or tides.
Finally, soil characterization will be carried out and, depending on the results, a remediation plan will be implemented if necessary to apply it in that specific area.