Illegal Oil Refineries In The Niger Delta, in Pictures

Illegal Oil Refineries In The Niger Delta, in Pictures

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

Excerpts;

The Nigerian-born Reuters photographer Akintunde Akinleye won a World Press Photo award in 2007. He documents the dangerous practice of illegal oil refining in the Niger Delta, which damages the environment and the health of local people…

View Photo Gallery And Learn More, Guardian UK

Nigeria’s Oil Disasters Are Met By Silence

Oil pollution in Niger Delta: Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Report; Unep (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.”

Coastal Care

Related Posts

Jellyfish the size of dinner plates are welcoming visitors to Northeast beaches

Jellyfish the size of dinner plates are welcoming visitors to Northeast beaches

Coronavirus and the return of plastic – in pictures

Coronavirus and the return of plastic – in pictures

What happens to the plastic we throw out

What happens to the plastic we throw out

Plastic Free July – 2020

Plastic Free July – 2020

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.