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Environmental Advocates, Federal Agencies Criticize State-Run Oil Company PEMEX for Inadequate Response to Oil Spill off Coast of Oaxaca

ISSN:1054-8890
LADB Article ID: 78731
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 2012-09-05
By: Carlos Navarro

The sinking of a loading buoy off the seaport of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca state on Aug. 11 has contaminated several beaches in the area with spilled crude oil, endangering local wildlife and damaging the local fisheries and tourism industries. The environmental organization WILDCOAST/COSTASALVAJE said the spill from the buoy owned by the state-run oil company PEMEX killed at least two dozen Olive Ridley turtles during the nesting season.

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