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Indigenous Peruvians Sue Occidental Petroleum

EarthRights International (ERI) and the law firm Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP (SDSHH) today brought suit on behalf of twenty-five indigenous Achuar plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon against Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy), alleging egregious harm caused by Oxy over a thirty-year period in the Corrientes River basin during which Oxy contaminated the rivers and lands of the indigenous Achuar communities, causing death, widespread poisoning and destruction of their way of life.

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Peru: Occidental Petroleum & Pluspetrol accused of toxic dumping in the Amazon

Occidental lawsuit (re Achuar communities contamination, Peru)