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Petroperú Admits At Least 3,000 Barrels of Oil Spilled in Amazon

HeadlineFeb 24, 2016

In Peru, the state oil company has acknowledged at least 3,000 barrels of crude oil have spilled in the Amazon region after ruptures in Peru’s main oil pipeline. The oil spills contaminated two rivers used as a water source by at least eight indigenous Achuar communities. There were reports Petroperú was using children to clean up the oil.

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