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Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon | by Rainforest Action Network
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Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

Members of the Cofán Dureno Indigenous community in northern Ecuador have suffered numerous health and environmental problems due to oil production on their lands began by Texaco (now Chevron) in the late 1960s. Now the rivers are contaminated, crops don't grow, and new illnesses and cancer have been introduced.

 

Photo by Caroline Bennett / Rainforest Action Network

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Taken on April 18, 2010