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'Sour Lake' Suit Finally Gets Trial

ChevronTexaco Accused of Amazon Dumping
1 May 2003 | San Francisco Chronicle

When Texaco quit drilling in Ecuador in 1992 after nearly 30 years, it left behind what critics describe as an enormous toxic dump of 1.8 million gallons of spilled crude oil -- almost twice the size of the Exxon Valdez spill.     Read more...

2003 Ecuador Legal Complaint

May 2003

This is the legal complaint filed in 2003 in Lago Agrio, after a US appeals court ruled that the case against Chevron should be heard in Ecuador.     Read more...

Executive Summary: Inspection of Lago Agrio Central Station

Having analyzed field data, related documents and lab results, the following can be concluded: Contamination produced by Texaco's operations exists even today. Pollution caused by the Defendant was a result of its sub­par operational practices. And, defendant's pollution is causing risks and damages.     Read more...

Executive Summary: Inspection of Sacha Sur Station

On all three studied sites (3 pits within the station, the marsh that leads to San Carlos and the swamp located southeast of the station), soil and water pollution was found at levels that greatly surpass applicable environmental laws. It was determined that Texaco and its operation of the station is responsible for existing pollution.     Read more...

Executive Summary: Inspection of Shushufindi-18 Well Site

According to the analyzed documents, Texaco was the sole operator of the Shushufindi-18 well. According to Texaco's RAP (Environmental Reparation Plan) and other documents, remediation actions were implemented in one of Shushufindi-18's pits, however, both field and lab results show the existence of contamination in said pit even today. Current levels of contamination found in some pits of the Shushufindi-18 well violate Ecuatorian environmental laws applicable to soils. In some cases, contamination values exceed even the objective standard proposed by the RAP guidelines.     Read more...

"Yana Curi" Report on Health Impacts of Oil Activity

Report providing an overview of negative health impacts suffered in the Oriente in the presence of oil development.     Read more...

Natives Seek Redress for Pollution

Ecuadorans Blame Texaco for Environmental Destruction
10 December 2002 | Oakland Tribune

Oil drilling has so damaged the environment in Ecuador that water is contaminated, few fish or game are edible and cancer cases are on the rise, tribal leaders from Ecuador and U.S. activists alleged Monday.     Read more...

ChevronTexaco: Clean Up Ecuador TV Ad

ChevronTexaco: Clean Up Ecuador TV Ad

December 2002

30 second PSA narrated by Cary Elwes      Read more...

ChevronTexaco: Ecuador's Black Plague

ChevronTexaco: Ecuador's Black Plague

December 2002

Exposing toxic pollution in the Amazon     Read more...

Original 1993 Legal Complaint

November 1993

This is the complaint filed against Texaco in New York in 1993. It was the basis for the original Aguinda v. Texaco case, the precursor to the current trial in Ecuador.     Read more...