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Niger Delta Oil Spills Clean-Up Will Take 30 Years, Says UN
16 Mar
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A succession of oil spills by Shell and other companies over half a century will cost $1bn to clean up, according to a major report. Devastating oil spills in the Niger delta over the past five decades will cost $1bn to rectify and take up to 30 years to clean up, according to a UN report. The UN Environment Programme (Unep) has announced that Shell and other oil firms systematically contaminated a 1,000 sq km (386 sq mile) area of…
The Human Health Implications of Crude Oil Spills in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: An Interpretation of Published Papers
16 Mar
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Background: The health hazards created by oil exploration and exploitation are covert and slow in action. They are not given the deserved attention in official documents in Nigeria, even as they can be major contributors to the disease burden in oil-bearing communities. This study is an interpretation of the data reported in several published studies on crude oil spills in the Niger delta region, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A manual and Internet search was conducted to extract quantitative data on…
Int’l Oil Firms Insensitive To Plight Of Oil Producing Communities – Gov Dickson
16 Mar
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Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has berated international oil companies over what he referred to as, ‘insensitivity to the plight of oil producing communities in the Niger Delta.’ He stated that over the years, the accumulated effects of their activities were beginning to have its toll on the people of oil producing states, as they have impacted adversely on the lives of the people, especially Bayelsa, where oil companies have the bulk of their operations. “I have said it…