The General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety (Digesa) reported on the state of the beaches that are available in Lima and Callao for this summer 2024. As recalled, in January of last year, 30 beaches were damaged by the oil spill in the Ventanilla sea.
Given this, this Monday the Digesa met with representatives of the municipalities of Metropolitan Lima, Ventanilla, Santa Rosa, Ancón, Aucallama and Chancay, the Diris Lima Norte, Diresa Lima and Diresa Callao, as well as the groups of associations affected to publicize the state of the coast before he accident that affected thousands of marine species and dozens of fishermen.
In that sense, of the 30 bathing beaches and recreation that were impacted by this spill, 25 are still affected which are: Río Seco, Chacayllo, Acapulco, Agua Dulce, Puerto en Chancay; Chacra Mar and Chacra Mar Peñón in Aucallama; Los Pocitos, Las Conchitas, Miramar 1, Miramar 2, Esmar 1, Esmar 2, D’Onofrio, Dieciocho Ancón, Casino Náutico, San Francisco Grande in Ancón; Playa Grande 1, Playa Grande 2, Playa Los Corales, Playa Chica, Hondable in Santa Rosa; Bahía Blanca, Costa Azul 1; and Costa Azul 2 in Ventanilla.
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Rehabilitation plans will be carried out on these beaches, so the population is called upon not to attend them until this condition is modified. “No longer affected.”
Beaches no longer affected
After almost two years, there are five beaches that are no longer on the list of affected beaches. On the contrary, they can be used during the summer of 2024 for the recreation of bathers.
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These beaches include: La Viña and Chorrillos in Huaral; Enanos, Hermosa and San Francisco Chico in Ancón, in which health surveillance is being carried out, through the Diris Lima north, Diresa Lima and Diresa Callao to continue preserving the quality of the sea.