10,000 Gallons of Oil Spills Into Chile’s Pristine Patagonia
Chilean navy works to contain damage from the oil spill, on Guarello Island in Chile on July 27. Chilean Navy / Twitter
Forty-thousand liters (approximately 10,600 gallons) of diesel oil have spilled into the waters of Chile’s Patagonia, a biodiversity hotspot at the tip of South America.
The oil spilled from the island, where CAP mines limestone, and out into the South Pacific Ocean, Reuters reported. Oceana Chile tweeted a map showing the affected area, along with the hope that the spill would not be of unspeakable proportions.