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Bad Information: Oil Spill Investigations in the Niger Delta – Amnesty International
03 Sep
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Bad Information: Oil Spill Investigations in the Niger Delta – Amnesty International

Hundreds of oil spills occur in Nigeria every year, causing significant harm to the environment, destroying local livelihoods and placing human health at serious risk. 1. These spills are caused by corrosion, poor maintenance of oil infrastructure, equipment failure, sabotage and theft of oil. For the last decade oil companies in Nigeria – in particular Shell – have defended the scale of pollution by claiming that the vast majority of oil spills are caused by sabotage and theft of oil. 2. There is no legitimate basis for this claim. It relies on the outcome of an oil spill investigation process…
No Progress
03 Sep
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No Progress

Three years after the publication of a groundbreaking report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on oil pollution in Ogoniland, the people of Ogoniland continue to suffer the effects of fifty years of an oil industry which has polluted their land, air and water. The oil company Shell and the Nigerian Government have both failed to implement recommendations made in the UNEP report and put an end to the abuse of the communities’ rights to food, water and a life free of pollution. This briefing details how both the government and Shell have failed to ensure adequate provision of emergency…
Polluted Promises
03 Sep
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Polluted Promises

Shell is responsible for a toxic legacy in the Niger Delta. People are dying, sick, can’t feed themselves and have no clean water because Shell destroyed their environment by drilling for oil. UNEP researched the destruction, publishing a report in 2011. The report concluded that Shell had not taken sufficient action to clean up and set out initial steps to rectify the damage. Platform’s research in Ogoniland shows that Shell has still not cleaned-up, almost 3 years after the UNEP report was published. Platform witnessed polluted creeks and soil reeking of oil, in areas that Shell claims to have remediated.…