Fuel spill reaches Olas Altas and other Mazatlan neighborhoods

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Colonias like Klein, 12 de Mayo, Bahías, Obrera, Lomas del Mar and Independencia are some of those that are impregnated with the intense smell of fuel.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The strong hydrocarbon leak reported since yesterday has already dragged fuel to various colonies of Mazatlán, reaching the detection of fuel even in the downtown area of ​​Mazatlán.

During a tour carried out by the Informative Reaction team, it was found that the signs of spilled fuel have spread through the coastal area of ​​the port, including the tourist area of ​​the Centro neighborhood.

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According to residents of the Klein neighborhood, because the leak began yesterday, November 5, at night when the tide rose, the fuel rose to the colonies through the marsh located under the Juarez Bridge, same which in turn transferred the fuel to the Estero del Infiernillo.

“Yesterday even our eyes burned because it was very strong yesterday, it is that all that rises, the marsh at night is coming this way and all that gasoline has risen, just look at it, don’t you smell it a little? here on the avenue it smells a lot and you look everywhere to see where the smell comes from, but it is there, in the marsh, “explained Raúl, a mechanic located on Juan Pablo II avenue.

Colonias such as Klein, 12 de Mayo, Bahías, Obrera, Lomas del Mar, and Independencia are some of those that are impregnated with the intense smell of hydrocarbons, which forced to keep the doors and windows closed.

For those who use the remodeled Gabriel Leyva Avenue, and at the height of the Juarez Bridge, who have experienced the smell of gasoline, we already have an explanation.

The Municipal Civil Protection coordinator, Eloy Ruiz Gastélum, announced to the public that since Friday, Pemex personnel carried out a surveillance tour of the area and detected an aroma of hydrocarbons.

Photo: Karyna Sánchez

He mentioned that it is possibly a leak in the beach pipelines, which is already being investigated by personnel of the parastatal that is in the place, which is under the protection of the National Guard, Sedena and the Secretary of the Navy, as well as Profepa, who analyze the possible ecological damage.

Photo: Karyna Sánchez

Eloy Ruiz Gastélum asked citizens to keep an eye on the information that Pemex will be providing in the next few hours, based on the work it is doing in the area.

In a visit that Punto MX made to the site, it was observed that circulation is open, however, the area was cordoned off, preventing access to the point where the leak is located.

So far there have been no evacuations due to the risk of explosion.

Source: punto.mx, reaccioninformativa.com

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