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WATCH: Bad Oil: The Amazon's Toxic Mess @ZoeTryon #Chevron #Ecuador

Bad Oil: The Amazon's Toxic Mess October 9, 2011 | Zoë Tryon | Source: Sunday Night Show I am standing in the Kichwa indigenous village of Rumipamba, breathing heavy air laden with the scent of oil, watching fathers, mothers, aunts work in the oppressive heat, cleaning up the crude that has been contaminating their ancestral lands for the last 40 years. The Kichwa hadn't even been informed what was happening when Texaco (now Chevron) came to drill for oil on their land; they hadn't been consulted when Texaco filled an unlined pit with crude and waste chemicals uphill from the village. When heavy tropical rains filled up the pit and the sides split sending crude spilling all through their waterways – no one came to clean it up. Forty years later the Ecuadorian government have given the people a machine which bubbles air though the mud and water, separating the crude and mud...

Full article: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/1009-bad-oil-the-amazons...

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