Cuninico, Where the forest is dyed Black

In 2014, North Peruvian Pipeline pouring affecting the life of the community Cuninico of indigenous ethnic Kukama Kukamiria in the Peruvian Amazon, polluting the waters of the Maranon River. The spillage expanded with the coming of the rainy season and over-spilled the containment barriers. For the community water is immeasurably important because they use the river water in daily life and it is contaminated. The people suffer disease and nutritional problems. The people have paid for water sample tests whilst the Company and the government hide the report.

 

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Top view of peruvian amazon

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The Cuninico football team and their the playing field . It floods in rainy season

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

For the inhabitants of the communities of Marañón, in the rainy season, to walk inside the river is so normal as for any other person to do it for a sidewalk

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

For the inhabitants of the communities of Marañón, in the rainy season, to walk inside the river is so normal as for any other person to do it for a sidewalk

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

ome months after the spillage, it is easy to find clear samples of wich the task of cleanliness must continue

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The communities around Marañón river as Cuninico, lives facing the river,and it set de pace of the community

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Personal boats are essential to life in the Marañón

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Boats are the only means of transport in rainy season

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

In Cuninico, there is no taps and no pipes, is easy to find water near of the house

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The fishing is short and it is contaminated. Besides for the sale it is in use for the supply of the community

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Hanging out the family wash

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Marcial Saboya Macedo. worked in the cleaning up of oil spillage and now his skin is full of eccemas

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The life in Cuninico depends for everything from water , so they need that this unpolluted

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The Cucama are big defenders of their native environment and they try to instill in the youngest people

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The football grounds in the rainy season are like a swimming pool

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Cuninico has only a primary school. After, they have to go out to continue their studies.

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Personal boats are essential to life in the Marañón

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Odilio Perez, sick worker - " There we were getting the whole body and were going out black , unprotected, shirtless ... I feel a sore bones that did not calm now, day and night, give me fever, gives me discomfort, pain head. If I take any medication allergy arises me and takes my breath. They gave me blisters and soothing but have not done me any analysis that can be diagnosed "

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Sara Isabel Carajana is one of the few inhabitants that preserves the native quechua language

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Skin rash. The little Eric can not use the water of the river , he is suffering a skin rash after the spillage

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Leidy Lopez Perez y su hijo Eric - Skin rash. The little Eric can not use the water of the river , he is suffering a skin rash after the spillage

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Agnita Saboya Vazquez y Yosmel - Skin rash. The little Yosmel can not use the water of the river , he is suffering a skin rash after the spillage

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Wiston Mozombite Tuanama - Almost everyone who worked on the cleanup of the spill today suffer from some type of health problem.

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The fishing is short and it is contaminated. Besides for the sale it is in use for the supply of the community

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The square is visited daily by hundreds of butterflies

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The river is considered to be a part of the village, limits do not exist between both

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon

The life in Cuninico depends on the water and it is indispensable that this unpolluted

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The life in Cuninico depends on the water , so they need that this unpolluted

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The noisy generators gives electricity to the families for some hours. In the community, there are houses where the only power source are fire and candles, whereas into other houses,the plasma television and a powerful sound system they have turned in indispensable

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Two children eating on the floor. There are many families that do not have enough resources for the basic necessities

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Cuninico is located in a thin line between jungle and river. In the rainy season, the river mixes with the jungle

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Fish cleaning and cloth washing. The life in Cuninico depends for everything from water , so they need that this unpolluted

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Sundays, the church deliver aids for the neediest families, these aids are purchased among the neighbors of Cuninico

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

There are many cubes around the house, they are essential to carry water for household chores

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

For the inhabitants of the communities of Marañón, in the rainy season, to walk inside the river is so normal as for any other person to do it for a sidewalk.

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Romel Cardoso was fired from the cleanup because it surprised taking pictures with his phone. Counts as crude washed with pressurized water and then jumped into the river as chemicals used to sink the oil and the surface seems clean

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Containing walls. - Walls extended along the canal by Lamor to control the oil spillage

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Petroperu workers try to keep out the ACODECOSPAT environmental observer and Cuninico APU who want to check whether the spill area is completely clean. ACODECOSPAT environmental observer decides to cross the barrier to check the situation

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Petroperu workers try to keep out the ACODECOSPAT environmental observer and Cuninico APU who want to check whether the spill area is completely clean. ACODECOSPAT environmental observer decides to cross the barrier to check the situation

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The noisy generators gives electricity to the families for some hours. In the community, there are houses where the only power source are fire and candles, whereas into other houses,the plasma television and a powerful sound system they have turned in indispensable

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

The fishermen unload the ice that they use to cool the fish, but without fish. There are no many fish in the river after the spillage.

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

There are houses where the only power source are fire and candles.Ander, ACODECOSPAT environmental observer ,take a rest at nigth after check the spill area

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

There are homes where the only power source are fire and candles

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

Personal hygiene

Cuninico | Oil spill | Amazon | Marañon river

In the night without moon when the generators switch off, there is a completely dark.

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