6 April 2010

Multinational Corporation’s Toxic Contamination in the Peruvian Amazon Harms Indigenous Communities with World Bank Support

Today, two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon filed a complaint demanding accountability for toxic oil contamination of their land and rivers by Maple Energy plc, a multinational oil corporation. Members of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous communities of Canaán de Cachiyacu and Nuevo Sucre have endured years of Maple’s contamination, including five oil spills in the past 15 months alone. Villagers have died after exposure to oil-contaminated food and water, and sickness in the communities is widespread.

Read the full press release here.