Peru: Oil Development brings Death and Devastation to the Marañon

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Author

AIDESEP
SAIIC Board of Directors

Item Type

Journal Article

Abstract Note

The trans-Amazon pipeline carrying Occidental and Petroperu crude oil burst spilling between 10,000 and 30,000 barrels of oil a day into the Marañon river, the main water source for many indigenous communities in the area. The Peruvian government has signed more natural gas explorations contracts for other areas in the Amazon. The Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Amazon (AIDEPSEP) raised concerns about the safety of such projects.

Date

Summer 1994

Issue

1,2

Pages

33

Publication Title

Abya Yala News

Title

Peru: Oil Development brings Death and Devastation to the Marañon

Volume

8