Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

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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 Geneva meetings have brought new momentum to the restoration efforts for Ogoniland, Nigeria…

Read Full Article; UNEP News Centre

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.”

Shell and Nigeria have failed on oil pollution clean-up, Amnesty says; Guardian UK (08-04-2014)

Nigeria’s Oil Disasters Are Met By Silence (01-09-2012)

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