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Texaco Goes on Trial in Ecuador Pollution Case

Now, about 30,000 people affected by the waste are hoping that a lawsuit, accusing ChevronTexaco of dumping 18.5 billion gallons of waste into open, unlined pits, will lead to a full-scale cleanup...a case that, if successful for the plaintiffs, could establish a new way for American companies to be held accountable for environmental degradation in foreign countries...ChevronTexaco, though, vigorously denies polluting, or dumping hazardous wastes. [refers also to Petroecuador]

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