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Sacha-10 (Spanish)

The judicial inspections found that the waste pits next to this well, built by Texaco in 1971, contained high levels of toxins well over Ecuadorian norms. Significantly, these pits were subjected to Texaco's remediation in the mid 1990s.      More »

Separation Station, Shushufindi Southeast (Spanish)

This is the first of Texaco's 18 separation stations to be inspected, and the results were extremely negative for the company. At each separation station, Texaco separated the water of formation from the marketable crude and simply dumped sludge into a large wetlands area, sometimes at the rate of millions of gallons per week. Some of the results from this particular inspection were as follows.     More »

Shushufindi-48 Inspection Results (Spanish)

This well was built by Texaco in 1974, and produced hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil and water of formation before being "remediated" by Texaco in the mid-1990s. The results of this inspection were as follows.     More »

Sacha-94 Inspection Results (Spanish)

Built in 1974, this is a well site that ChevronTexaco often shows to journalists as a model of its remediation. The company covered the pits surrounding this well with dirt without first removing the toxins; the sites appear harmless, as they are now covered with vegetation that hides the danger underneath. Results of these analyses from samples taken from two pits on this site are as follows.     More »

Sacha-53 Inspection Results (Spanish)

Built in 1974, this is a well site that ChevronTexaco often shows to journalists as a model of its remediation. The company covered the pits surrounding this well with dirt without first removing the toxins; the sites appear harmless, as they are now covered with vegetation that hides the danger underneath.     More »

March 2005 Summary of Early Evidence from Judicial Inspections

March 2005

ChevronTexaco's larger defense is that it remediated the pits and therefore is not responsible for further clean-up. This defense is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain in light of the evidence from the judicial inspections.     More »

Incidence of Childhood Leukemia and Oil Exploitation in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador

July 2004 | International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health

This disturbing scientific report published in the July 2004 edition of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health by Anna Karin Hurtig and Miguel San Sebastian, links Chevron's extensive oil contamination of the Ecuadorian rainforest to instances of child leukemia that are three times the national average.     More »

Chevron Contract with Ecuadorian Military

This 2004 contract details cooperation between Chevron and the Ecuadorian military over the use of facilities on a base near Lago Agrio. The close relationship between Chevron and the military is worrisome for the integrity of the trial, as evidence shows Chevron has attempted to use this relationship to influence the proceedings.     More »

A Public Health Emergency

Oil exploitation in the Amazon basin of Ecuador: a public health emergency
Pan American Journal of Public Health

This report by Miguel San Sebastián and Anna-Karin Hurtig, which was published by the Pan American Journal of Public Health in 2004, summarizes the evidence that there is a public health emergency in the Ecuadorian Oriente, and that these conditions are linked to the region's history of oil exploitation and pollution.     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.     More »