13 Jul '11, 6pm

New Maple Energy Oil Spill in the Peruvian Amazon: Local indigenous peoples left to clean up with rags and buckets

This is the 6th spill in just over two years from Maple Energy's oil operations in blocks 31-B and 31-E in the Loreto region of Peru. Maple, a U.K.-traded company registered in Dublin with corporate leadership predominantly from the United States, expanded its operations in the Amazon in 2007 with $40 million US dollars of private sector financing from the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC). In April 2010, affected communities filed a complaint to the IFC against Maple for human rights abuses, widespread contamination, and forcing community members to clean up toxic spills without protective equipment.

Full article: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/0713-new-maple-energy-oi...

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