Pluspetrol Heavily Fined for Irreparable Environmental Damages in the Peruvian Amazon

Peru’s Agency for Environmental Evaluation and Control (OEFA), imposed a fine of over 20 million Nuevo Soles (approximately $7,2 million USD) on the oil company Pluspetrol Norte SAC for irreparable environmental damage and the intent to “disappear” lake Shanshococha (2,865 … Continue reading Pluspetrol Heavily Fined for Irreparable Environmental Damages in the Peruvian Amazon

Alarming Levels of Lead and Mercury Found in the Nanay – one of the Last “Untouched” Watersheds by Oil Exploitation in the Peruvian Amazon

After three years of sustained efforts in defending their water source from oil companies, members of the Iquitos Water Committee (IWC) learned last Friday that the Nanay River, the source of drinking water for 90% of the city of Iquitos, … Continue reading Alarming Levels of Lead and Mercury Found in the Nanay – one of the Last “Untouched” Watersheds by Oil Exploitation in the Peruvian Amazon

Contamination in the Nanay: The National Water Authority Confirms High Levels of Mercury and Lead

Recent government testing reveal levels of contamination in the Nanay river basin that exceed permitted levels, and a local advocacy group delivered a written statement to react. In a press conference last week, Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA) released the … Continue reading Contamination in the Nanay: The National Water Authority Confirms High Levels of Mercury and Lead