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Oil company accused of dumping waste in Amazon [Peru]

Author: Andrew Gumbel, Independent [UK], Published on: 4 May 2007

[Occidental Petroleum] has been accused of contaminating…the Peruvian Amazon where it…[has] drilled for oil…creating misery for the local Achuar people and widespread lead and cadmium poisoning. A report issued by a coalition of protest groups…accused the company…of…dumping an estimated 9 billion barrels of toxic waste…directly into rivers and streams used by the Achuar…Occidental turned over the oilfield...to...Pluspetrol in 2000…but the report said the pattern of spillage and poisoning continued unabated… [also refers to Texaco, Unocal (both part of Chevron)]

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Related companies: Chevron Occidental Petroleum Pluspetrol Texaco (part of Chevron) Unocal (part of Chevron)