posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 07:35 AM
"It wasn't us Texaco /Chevron say,
Blaming equador s own state run agency,
" Chevron says Texaco spent $40m cleaning up the area during the 1990s, and signed an agreement with Ecuador in 1998 absolving it of any further
Mr Robertson, the firm's spokesman, told the BBC's World Today programme that Texaco had "operated admirably" and blamed Ecuador's state-run firm
Petroecuador for any ongoing problems.
"The oilfields in question have been solely operated by the government of Ecuador's own oil company Petroecuador for the last 20 years," he said."
However texaco which only merged with chevron in 2001 ,decades after the start alleged incidents are accused of dumping billions of gallons of toxic
waste into unlined pits and Amazon rivers between 1972 and 1992.
Campaigners say crops were damaged and farm animals killed, and that local cancer rates increased.
Chevron is now planning to appeal the rsults of the case and fine and considers the demands "extortion"
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