The actress and representatives of several groups say the firm's operations in Peru left behind toxics that continue to contaminate an indigenous people's waters.
"The Achuar are a traditional indigenous community," said Atossa Soltani, executive director of Amazon Watch. "They drink the water from the rivers and streams; and the fish they catch--(now) when they cut open a fish it smells like oil, it's stiff like cardboard and it tastes like oil, but they still eat it . . . There is not a supermarket in the middle of the Amazon."
"The reality is these people are really dying of lead poisoning and cadmium," Hannah said, adding that Occidental shareholders would probably pressure the company to act if they knew the extent of damage. "No one in their right mind would think this is acceptable."