Effects on resource extraction from rainforests and managment

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The Effects of resource extraction from tropical rainforests and their managment:

Oil Extraction in Ecuador:
Oil is extracted from the Oriente region of Ecuador -

Effects:

  • Toxic waste water mixed with crude oil seeps out of 600 unlined pits into the subsoil, polluting surrounding freshwater and farmland.
  • Hydrocarbons are concentrated 200-300 times more in the water than is permissable in water used for human consumption. Stomach cancer 5…

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