The Agency for Environmental Assessment and Control (Organismo de Evaluación y Fiscalización Ambiental, OEFA) reported yesterday that about 50,000 cubic meters of mining waste contaminated a stream located in the Peruvian district of Recuay, Áncash.
“The spill was recorded during the early hours of this Saturday when members of the same company reported it to their supervisors.”, Telesur TV informed.
It is assumed that the dam suffered a breakage due to a collapse of part of its structure. “However, there is still a large amount of water on the tailings deposit”, the news site wrote yesterday.
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