Patricio Aguilera, director of Sernageomin referred to the work being carried out in the sinkholes of Viña del Mar and also clarified this Some preventative measures are being taken in case they can return to precipitation.
What did Sernageomin say?
At a press conference in the dune sector, he explained that “several works were carried out here in the sector over the weekend, About 500 cubic meters of material was poured, now another 500 mt3 is being poured“.
“In case it rains, preventative measures will be taken. and progress is being made in technology and projects to carry out the preparatory work on the pipeline. Then You can see the retaining wall below Borgoño And then comes the most important work, which is filling hole number one, Kandisnsky, all of that The work will be carried out in parallel with engineers from the Ministry of Public Works and other organizations” he added.
Regarding the deadlines within which people will be allowed to circulate through the place again, he made it clear: “This will be determined later. “Because today there is a security area that was established on August 11, which is preventive and will be modified according to the technical reports that we have from Sernageomin and other technical organizations.”
“What is being done now is a precautionary measure in case it rains. then this measure of putting about a thousand cubic meters of material plus geotextiles there is such that the water that reaches that place drains away and the sinkhole does not appear or enlarge,” he added.
The director of Sernageomin pointed out that there are measures in place to manage stormwater and ensure that it does not reach the sinkhole sector, namely The collector will last about 40 days.
“In the event that it rains at the same intensity or intensity as on August 10 and 11, there is an emergency measure in place to manage the rainwater so that it does not reach here. So when it arrives, it will do very little and without the intensity that there was back then.” he added.
Furthermore, he made it clear that Sernageomin is the focus “The contingency of how to ensure that the sinkhole is contained and covered and we can all go back to normal life in these conditions.”“.
Regarding the status of the first sinkhole, he clarified: “There are no big differences between what we had in August and what we had in September, which gives us some certainty, but we have to keep watching.”
“What comes is the question of Borgoño Street, We have to replace the road that is very important for traffic between Reñaca and Concón. “This is a work that will begin soon and will allow decisions to be made later on when the road can be replaced and when there can be traffic,” he added.
Finally he explained “The other dimensions refer to the collector that we have to move it from here, that will be there when we have completed the preliminary work on it, and thirdly Fill both sinkholes safely“.