Colombia: Oil Spill - Nov 2011

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Since 12 Nov 2011, an oil spill from a pipeline has been polluting rivers in the Roberto Payán and Barbacoas municipalities in western Colombia. At least 880 families along the Saundé and Guelmambí rivers have no access to safe water and had to suspend their fishing activities. (OCHA, 21 Dec 2011.

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