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IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ON MARINE LIFE IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA
21 Sep
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Written by Dornwile R. Apenu (a NACGOND intern); edited by Benjamin A. Ubleble, PhD Introduction Environmental pollution occurs in cases where contaminants are introduced into the environment. In most cases, pollution is often man made. This imply that anthropogenic activities often occur due to exploration for resources. Pollutants originate from a number of sources resulting in different kinds of hazards. Such hazards may contaminate the soil, water and air quality. In whichever way pollution may occur, the impact is always…
Crude oil pollution raises cancer risk among Nigerians
16 Mar
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Crude oil pollution raises cancer risk among Nigerians Featured

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MORE Nigerians are at a greater risk of developing different types of cancer due to exposure to crude oil pollutants, new studies have suggested. According to the studies, more than 25 per cent of Nigerians are at an increased risk of developing cancer due to exposure to toxic chemicals from crude oil pollution, Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). They also suggest that PAHs can be genotoxic; that is, the damage caused can be inherited. Previous studies indicated that PAHs caused a…
'Nigerians living in oil areas more prone to stroke,others’
16 Mar
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A GLOOMY picture of the health conditions of Nigerians living in the oil producing and Delta regions of the country has been painted as they are said to be more prone to stroke, heart failure and cancer.Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, at the weekend urged the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control to take its mandate of preventing and discovering cure for some deadly diseases very seriously. In a related development, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) yesterday…
Expert Says Oil Companies May Continue To Flare Gas Beyond 2015
16 Mar
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The Oil firms in Nigeria, especially the International Oil Companies (IOCs), may continue to flare the nation’s gas resources beyond 2015, Prof Yinka Omoreghe, an energy expert, has said. Prof Yinka Omoreghe, a law professor and an energy economist at the Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja Omoreghe, a fellow of the Nigerian Association of Energy Economics, said the 2015 deadline to end gas flaring might…
Shell Selling Out? Oil Giant Can't Just Wash Hands off Niger Delta Spills | By Audrey Gaughran
16 Mar
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Shell Selling Out? Oil Giant Can't Just Wash Hands off Niger Delta Spills | By Audrey Gaughran Featured

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Recent reports that Shell plans to sell onshore assets in Nigeria have sparked concerns that it could pull out of the country, leaving behind a legacy of devastating pollution. But there are a few things the oil giant should consider before trying to divest its way out of trouble in the Niger Delta. And for any potential purchaser – it's a case of buyer beware. It has been attempted before. A massive gas leak at Union Carbide's Bhopal factory in…
Niger Delta Pollution: Fishermen at Risk Amidst the Oil | BBC News
16 Mar
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Niger Delta Pollution: Fishermen at Risk Amidst the Oil | BBC News Featured

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A pristine paradise - these are not words you often hear to describe the Niger Delta in southern Nigeria. But you get to appreciate the area's natural beauty whilst wading across lily covered creeks and trekking deep into the forest, accompanied by birdsong. Welcome to the Niger Delta before the oil. "I'm on the plank now so walk right behind me," a guide said as we squelched across a muddy swamp trying not to sink in too deep. After walking…
Shell’s False Claims on Niger Delta Oil Spills Exposed
16 Mar
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Niger Delta oil spills There have been more than 600 oil spills in the Niger Delta between January and September 2013 and more than 2,500 between 2008 and 2012. Of the ones in 2013, 471 were from Agip and approximately 140 from shell. Of those that took place in the period 2008-2012, between 788 and 1,000 were from Shell facilities; 1,690 from Agip and a small number from other operators. Companies blame most spills on sabotage and theft of oil…
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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The Human Health Implications of Crude Oil Spills in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: An Interpretation of Published Papers Featured

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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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Int’l Oil Firms Insensitive To Plight Of Oil Producing Communities – Gov Dickson Featured

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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…