Shell, Total, Other Oil Majors Illegally Dumping Toxic Fracking Waste In Patagonia

3 Jan 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Oil companies operating in Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s largest unconventional reserves of oil and gas, are illegally dumping thousands of tons of toxic oil and industrial waste in open ponds in the sensitive Patagonia environment, according to research by Greenpeace.A new investigation from Greenpeace Andino says that he illegal dumps are operated by Treater SA. Named oil companies include Total and Shell while Treater’s other clients in the area include Pan-American Energy, the Argentina-owned YPF, and ExxonMobil.Vaca Muerta, a geologic formation in the Neuquén Basin in Argentina, is best known as the host rock for major deposits of tight oil and shale gas...

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