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Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak

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Rabu, 02 Feb 2022 13:01 WIB

Ekuador - Tumpahan minyak dari pipa perusahaan swasta Ekuador mencemari kawasan hutan lindung Amazon. Menambah daftar panjang pencemaran lingkungan.

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Pemandangan udara dari area yang terkena dampak setelah pipa minyak OCP pecah akibat hujan lebat di wilayah Amazon di San Luis, Ekuador, Selasa (1/2/2022).  

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Hujan lebat menyebabkan tanah longsor di provinsi Napo timur pada  Jumat (28/1/2022) lalu menyebabkan sebuah batu menghantam dan merusak pipa milik perusahaan swasta OCP Ekuador hingga mengakibatkan tumpahan minyak.  

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Tumpahan minyak yang terjadi di Ekuador timur dilaporkan telah mencapai kawasan hutan lindung Amazon.  

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Tak hanya itu, tumpahan minyak tersebut telah mencemari sungai yang digunakan untuk pasokan air bersih bagi masyarakat adat.  

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Seperti kita ketahui hutan Amazon adalah taman seluas sekitar 400.000 hektare. Hutan ini adalah rumah bagi berbagai macam spesies.  

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Kementerian lingkungan Ekuador menyebutkan bahwa hampir dua hektar kawasan lindung Taman Nasional Cayambe-Coca telah terkontaminasi.  

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Selain itu pencemaran juga terjadi pada salah satu sungai yang terbesar di Amazon Ekuador, Sungai Coca.  

SAN LUIS, ECUADOR - FEBRUARY 01: Vegetation contaminated with oil after an OCP oil pipe broke due to heavy rains in the Amazonian region on February 1, 2022 in San Luis, Ecuador. Landslides in the Piedra Fina area resulted in broken oil pipe on Friday and the government has created a crisis committee to asses the damage and start working on protecting the reserve.  (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Pemerintah maupun OCP Ekuador tidak menghitung tingkat tumpahan. Tetapi otoritas lingkungan menggambar peristiwa tersebut sebagai polusi besar.  

Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak
Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak
Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak
Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak
Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak
Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak
Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak
Hutan Amazon Menghitam Tercemar Tumpahan Minyak

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