Black Tide in Peru: Comments on an oil spill in the South American Pacific

  • Héctor Aponte Universidad Científica del Sur
  • Josymar Torrejón-Magallanes Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México.
  • Alexander Pérez Departamento de Ingeniería, Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía (FACIEN), Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima-Perú. Centro de Investigación Para el Desarrollo Integral y Sostenible (CIDIS), Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo (LID), Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima-Perú.
Keywords: oil spill, Ventanilla, Peru


On January 15, 2022, an oil spill stained the central coast of Peru. Initial information indicated that the spill had occurred in Ventanilla (in the Constitutional Province of Callao) during the discharge operations at the La Pampilla Refinery. This editorial discusses what happened in this event and its environmental consequences.


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