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  • Created by: molly
  • Created on: 05-05-13 15:15

Oil Extraction in Ecuador

  • local people are 5x more likely to get stomach cancer from drinking river water in the oriente reigon
  • miscarriages are more common 
  • this is due to the hydrocarbons being concentrated in the river water
  • many plants such as the periwinkle plant is used to cure childhood luekemia is now becoming endangered
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