Monday, March 7, 2011

The Damage In Ecuador Is So Great, Chevron’s Own Tests Can’t Hide It

Chevron hired an independent expert to test the soil in Ecuador to prove there is no contamination, but the environmental damage in the Amazon is so great even Chevron’s own expert couldn’t deny it.

Here’s what Chevron’s tests showed:
  • All but one facility had contaminated water discharge into creeks and streams.

  • Hydrocarbon contamination at all facilities and a majority of drilling sites

  • Water waste was historically discharged into surface water.

  • “An oil spill prevention and control plan was not identified. The audit teams also did not observe any spill control or containment equipment.”

  • Rather than cleaning chemical or hydrocarbon spills, the oil company covered the spills with sand.
Read more here.

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