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Living Planet: Amazon villagers reeling from Ecuador oil spill

Earlier this year, thousands of barrels of black sludge contaminated the Ecuadorian Amazon after a landslide damaged oil pipelines. Environmentalists say it was the region's worst oil spill in decades. It's not only threatening the health of a uniquely biodiverse part of the Amazon, it's also taking a massive toll on local villagers who depend on clean river systems for survival.