Niger Delta: Shell’s Manifestly False Claims About Oil Pollution Exposed, Again

Posted In News, Pollution
Nov
9

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Activists from Enviromental Rights Action in Nigeria explore oil damages in the Niger Delta, April 2010. Caption and Photo source: ©© S.U

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Claims by oil giant Shell that it has cleaned up heavily polluted areas of the Niger Delta are blatantly false, Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) said in a new report published November 3rd…

Clean it up: Shell’s false claims about oil spills in the Niger Delta documents ongoing contamination at four oil spill sites that Shell said it had cleaned up years ago. The report is being published to mark the 20th anniversary of the execution, on 10 November 1995, of the environmental activist and writer, Ken Saro-Wiwa, who campaigned tirelessly against the damage caused by the oil industry in the Niger Delta…

Read Full Article, Amnesty International

Anger Over Enduring Environmental Horror in Oil-Rich, Polluted Niger Delta, Guardian UK (11-09-2015)
Despite worldwide awareness, the promise of a cleanup, and a UN report that urged government and oil company action, many communities in the oil-rich region of Ogoniland – Niger Delta, still lack lighting and basic services, and fishing and farming is impossible in the many polluted areas…

Shell Agrees $84m Deal Over Niger Delta Oil Spill, BBC News (01-14-2015)
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills. Yet, hundreds of oil spills from Shell’s dilapidated pipelines occur every year…

Nigeria: Drenched in Shell Oil, Al Jazeera (05-05-2015)
The clean-up will not solve the underlying problems of Nigeria’s opaque oil industry…

Oil pollution in Niger Delta: Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Report; Unep (08-04-2011)
A report by the UN Environment Programme, which carried out a 14-month assessment of pollution from over 50 years of oil operations in Ogoniland – Niger Delta region, has found widespread and devastating oil pollution that may require the world’s biggest ever clean-up, that could take 20-30 years. The UNEP also called for the oil industry and the Nigerian government to contribute $1 billion to a clean-up fund for the region to properly address this “tragic legacy.”

Illegal Oil Refineries In The Niger Delta, in Pictures; Guardian UK (01-22-2013)
Photographer Akintunde Akinleye documents for Guardian UK, the dangerous practice of illegal oil refining in the Niger Delta, which damages the environment and the health of local people…

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