In 2008, Flaviano Bianchini presented the preliminary results of an environmental and health impacts study related to the mining company Volcan in Cerro de Pasco, Peru. The study showed high concentrations of pollutants in surrounding rivers (up to 1000x the limits) and that 100% of the population should be urgently hospitalized due to the presence of heavy metals in their blood. The study was instrumental in the local government’s push for the adoption of Law 29293, which supported relocation of the town.In 2011, Flaviano designed a community-based pollution monitoring system to track oil extraction in the indigenous communities of Canaán de Cachiyacu and Nuevo Sucre in the Amazon forest. In one study, he found that the median age of death in both communities was 28 years (less than half of the national average) and that gastrointestinal diseases were 17 times the regional average. The communities continued to use the tools to monitor pollution levels and were able to use the data to obtain monetary compensation from Maple Gas Corporation for the damages and receieved a new water source; this has reduced the occurence gastrointestinal diseases by 50 percent.In 2013, Source International performed a study in the Pastaza area of the Amazon forest that found evidence of pollution and negative health impacts from oil extraction. With this information, the national government declared a “state of environmental emergency” (Ministerial Resolution N° 094-2013-MINAM) and developed a cleaning plan with the regional government and oil companies.