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Bad oil: The Amazon's toxic mess

Reporter: Mike Munro
Date: 9 October, 2011

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Mike Munro's powerful investigation into the growing environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon where one of the world’s largest oil drilling is destroying precious rainforest, contaminating waterways and poisoning families.

One unlikely aristocrat is leading the David-and-Goliath fight to hold the multinational giant responsible: Zoë Tryon, the daughter of the late Lady ‘Kanga’ Tryon.

Chevron, which also operates in Australia's pristine Pilbara, has been fined billions of dollars in Ecuador for the damage caused by almost 1000 unlined toxic waste pits left behind by Texaco (subsequently taken over by Chevron Oil) throughout the 40 years it has drilled for oil.

Chevron supplied us with the following information PDF in relation to their operations in Equador and in response to our enquiries.

Further information

Amazon Watch

For further information from the plaintiffs about their fight against Chevron.

For further information from the defence, Chevron.