11 July 2011

Maple Energy Responsible for Another Spill in the Shipibo Village of Nuevo Sucre

On July 10, 2011, children bathing in a creek observed a spill while the community was in mourning over the death of Luis Saldaña, see below.  The company had men from Nuevo Sucre clean up the spill with no training, protective gear, or information about the impacts of exposure to crude oil.  Women and children continued to use the water during the spill.  Despite our complaint to the CAO about the same atrocities in 2009, Maple provided no food or water to the community members who rely on the waterway for their survival.  Read more on our Peru case page.