LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador — The headwaters of the Amazon are polluted and those who live with the toxic water blame the Chevron Corporation for their suffering. Representing more than 125,000 people in the area formerly used by Chevron’s Texaco to drill oil, a class-action lawsuit has finally made its way to the Ecuadorian courts. The lawsuit blames Texaco for trying to save money by underreporting oil spills and dumping wastewater into ground pits.
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Source: The Detroit Free Press