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Sacha-94 Inspection Results (Spanish)

Built in 1981, the pits surrounding this site also were "remediated" by Texaco. Yet during the inspection in September of 2004, water and soil samples from pits surrounding this well site found the following substances, all carcinogens, at various levels significantly higher than that permitted by Ecuadorian law:

  • Nickel was found at 143 times the maximum levels permitted;
  • TPHs were found at 72 times the maximum levels permitted;
  • Lead was found at 29 times the maximum level permitted;
  • Chromium 6 was found at seven times the maximum levels permitted;
  • Copper was found at three times the maximum levels permitted;
  • ChevronTexaco's work at the site produced seven samples that were higher than Ecuadorian norms for TPHs – including one sample more than seven times higher.
  • The company also found six samples for cadmium that were higher than the maximum allowable limits under Ecuadorian law.