Illegal Oil Refineries In The Niger Delta, in Pictures

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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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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…

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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.”