UPM environmental crime in Uruguay

Photo: Gaston Britos/FocoUy

One of the pulp plants of the Finnish company UPM spilled one million liters of caustic soda into the Sauce stream, a tributary of the Negro River, in Uruguay. The event occurred in mid-August 2023 and adds to a long list of environmental impacts and rights violations committed by this company in that country. Organizations and social movements have been denouncing UPM for years, both in Uruguay and internationally.
For more information about the spill, you can read here and watch this video (in Spanish). About the resistance to UPM in Uruguay, see here.