Venezuela sends in Guarapiche cleaners

Cleanup: Workers set up barriers to contain the oil spill in the Guarapiche River on the outskirts of Maturin in this 7 February photo.

Venezuela will put 1500 people to work clearing up an oil spill at a river in the east of the country that has forced the authorities to close a water purification plant, the environment minister said on Sunday.

Newsletter signup


Become an Upstream member!

Membership includes a subscription to our weekly newspaper providing in-depth news from the energy industry, plus full-access to this site and its archives. Still not convinced? Try our free trial.

Already a member?