Colombian palm oil company under investigation for polluting rivers

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An article in the news portal Mongabay exposes how six years after complaints were filed against the company Oro Rojo for polluting the rivers, wetlands and air, with its palm oil mill, nothing has changed. In June 2016, Corporación Autónoma de Santander (CAS), one of the environmental authorities in the north of Colombia, found toxic waste from this palm oil mill into a tributary that flows into the Magdalena River and which feeds the Paredes wetland. Read the article in English here.