Gallery: Ecuadorian Pipeline Leak Sends 420,000 Gallons of Oil Towards ...

 

Living along a major river means you are at the mercy of the actions of those living upstream. On May 31, a landslide ruptured the Trans-Ecuador pipeline operated by Petroecuador, sending 420,000 gallons of crude oil into the River Coca, a tributary of the Amazon. Since the disaster, the oil has already reached the Peruvian Amazon region of Loreto, and Brazil has been put “on alert” to watch for the pollution as it makes its way into the country.

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