A worker rests after cleaning an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, off the coast of Lima, in Ventanilla, Peru, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Angela Ponce Foto: ANGELA PONCE

Mens nødhjelpen ankommer Tonga, dukker bildene av en ny katastrofe opp.

Foto: Angela Ponce / Reuters

Oljekatastrofe i Peru etter vulkanutbrudd på Tonga

21 strender er tilsølt av olje etter tsunamien rammet et oljerafinneri.

A worker pauses on Cavero beach during the cleaning away of oil in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, after high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on Sunday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Foto: Martin Mejia
A worker pauses on Cavero beach during the cleaning away of oil in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, after high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on Sunday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Foto: Martin Mejia

På andre siden av havet, 10.000 kilometer øst for vulkanutbruddet, er strendene farget i svart.

Foto: Martin Mejia / AP

Workers clean up oil from Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, after high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on Sunday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Foto: Martin Mejia
Workers clean up oil from Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, after high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on Sunday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Foto: Martin Mejia

Vulkanutbruddet og tsunamien som fulgte får skylden.

Bølgene fra tsunamien skal ha fått et tankskip langs kysten av Peru til å slippe ut råolje. Oljen skulle leveres til et raffineri, i stedet havnet 6000 fat olje rett ut i Stillehavet.

Foto: Martin Mejia / AP

Workers clean up an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption half a world away in Tonga, at the Peruvian beach in Ventanilla, Peru, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares Foto: PILAR OLIVARES
Workers clean up an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption half a world away in Tonga, at the Peruvian beach in Ventanilla, Peru, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares Foto: PILAR OLIVARES
Workers clean up an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption half a world away in Tonga, at the Peruvian beach in Ventanilla, Peru, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares Foto: PILAR OLIVARES
 Foto: PILAR OLIVARES
Foto: PILAR OLIVARES

Oljeutslippet har skadd plante- og dyreliv i et samlet området på rundt 18.000 kvadratkilometer, mener Utenriksdepartementet i Peru.

Foto: Pilar Olivares / Reuters

Peru's President Pedro Castillo flies over areas affected by an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, off the coast of Lima, in Ventanilla, Peru  January 19, 2022. Cesar Fajardo/Peru Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES Foto: HANDOUT
Peru's President Pedro Castillo flies over areas affected by an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, off the coast of Lima, in Ventanilla, Peru January 19, 2022. Cesar Fajardo/Peru Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES Foto: HANDOUT

Perus president, Pedro Castillo, får se oljeutslippene med egne øyne.

Foto: Cesar Fajardo/Peru Presidency

A cyclist shows his oil-covered hands after stopping to put them into the polluted water on Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, after high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on Sunday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Foto: Martin Mejia
A cyclist shows his oil-covered hands after stopping to put them into the polluted water on Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, after high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on Sunday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Foto: Martin Mejia

Over fire kilometer med strender er dekket av oljesøl, og styresmaktene kaller det den største økologiske krisen i nyere tid.

Foto: Martin Mejia / AP

Workers clean up an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption half a world away in Tonga, at the Peruvian beach in Ventanilla, Peru, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares Foto: PILAR OLIVARES
Workers clean up an oil spill caused by abnormal waves, triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption half a world away in Tonga, at the Peruvian beach in Ventanilla, Peru, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares Foto: PILAR OLIVARES

Nå har påtalemyndighetene i Peru åpnet etterforskning av oljeselskapet.

Foto: Pilar Olivares / Reuters

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