Chevron in Ecuador

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Former Chevron/Texaco Worker in Ecuador: We Dumped Pollution into the Rainforest

27 October 2010

A former oil operations assistant for Texaco (now Chevron) in Ecuador explains how oil workers were told to dump toxic waste directly into the rainforest environment. Chevron's dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater created an ongoing environmental catastrophe for tens of thousands of local residents, who continue to suffer an epidemic of cancer and other oil-related illnesses to this day.

Note: The complete 24-minute interview with Mr. Erraez (in Spanish, with no subtitles) can be viewed here.

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