Ecuador: WHO states some drinking water supplies near oil sites significant hydrocarbon levels

Posted on September 5, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, Oil reported in Ecuador the drinking water of some villages near oil extraction plant contains petroleum hydrocarbon levels 288 times the accepted standards of the European Union today denounced the United Nations Program for Environment (UNEP) and the World World Health Organization (WHO).

“The rational use of chemicals can reduce the huge financial implications and improve public health and ecosystems,” said Sylvie Lemmet, division director of Technology, Industry and Economics, whose organization claims that countries act to regulate the sector. Read Article

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