Bungle in the Jungle
Critics say Peru pipeline is an accident waiting to happen
Don’t get us wrong: Peru is a lush, gorgeous country, and you should certainly enter our sweepstakes to win an eco-trip there. (Seriously, what are you waiting for?) But like most countries, Peru has its environmental challenges. And today we bring word of one that’s shaping up to be a doozy: a natural-gas pipeline in the Amazon that’s ruptured five times in its first 18 months of operation. Yikes! That’s almost worse than BP’s record in Alaska. Kelly Hearn ventured up the Urubamba River to investigate, and reports from the scene.