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Persuade Shell to pay Bonga spill fine – Fishermen urge govt

Oil Spill

The Artisan Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) has decried the delay in getting justice on impact of oil spill from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Exploration Company (SNEPCO) facility. Oil spill in Niger Delta region ARFAN disclosed this in a communique issued on Monday, January 24, 2022, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a New Year Review and Agenda Setting meeting. The ...

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Explaining Lagos’ campaign against single-use plastics in layman’s terms

Plastic pollution

During the just-concluded Yuletide season, one of the common features of the many photos and videos shared on social media by Nigerians was the sight of littered plastic bags and bottles on the floors of various enjoyment spots. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com While there’d definitely be cleaners at these ...

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Noise pollution: Oyo Housing Corporation reconciles aggrieved residents, club operators

Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Housing Corporation says it has resolved the conflict between residents of Bodija Estate in Ibadan and club operators over noise pollution and security challenges. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State Its Chairman, Mr Bayo Lawal, made this known to newsmen at the end of a peace meeting with members of the association and over 20 club operators ...

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Spill: Group clamours replacement of outdated pipelines, closure of abandoned wells

Corroded oil pipeline

Oil firms operating in Nigeria’s oil rich but restive Niger Delta region have been called upon to change all the oil pipeline infrastructure that have lived above 25 years of age. Corroded oil pipeline Mr Franklin Magada, Executive Director, Niger Delta Eco Monitors, who made the call in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, added ...

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Group urges oil, gas communities to protect environment

Ineffective clean up

Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), an NGO, has urged stakeholders in the oil and gas regions to protect their environment from companies working contrary to environmental best practices. The outcome of oil spill This is contained in a statement signed by the NGO Co-ordinator, Mr Mulade Sheriff, on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Abuja. Sheriff said it was ...

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Regulators, Bayelsa disagree on cause of Nembe oil spill

Oil spill site

The regulatory agencies investigating the Nov. 5 oil spill at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 at Nembe in Bayelsa State on Thursday, December 23, 2021, attributed the spillage to sabotage. Oil spill site The accident polluted the Santa Barbra River and Nembe Creeks. The Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) to ascertain the cause, volume and impacted areas resumed on Wednesday following ...

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Filipino environmentalists welcome speedy Supreme Court resolution on plastic pollution lawsuit

Assorted plastics

Environmental health and justice advocates in the Philippines welcomed the Supreme Court’s issuance of the Writ of Kalikasan and Writ of Continuing Mandamus for the government’s inaction on non-environmentally acceptable products and packaging (NEAPP) as required by Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. Assorted plastics “We congratulate the civil society petitioners and laud the Supreme Court for ...

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Environmentalists, community leaders decry denial of access to Nembe spill site

Oil spill site

Some civil society organisations have bemoaned the denial of access to the Nembe oil spill site within the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production. Oil spill site The oil firm had on Thursday, December 9, 2021 announced that the leak reported on Nov. 5, was plugged after more than one month of discharging oil ...

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Nembe oil spill: Woes of the wellhead

Wellhead Woes

Hundreds of well blowouts have been reported during the history of the oil and gas drilling activities globally. Wellhead Woes According to a special report published by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) on the wellhead blowout from Aiteo OML 29 Well 1 in Nembe, Bayelsa State, these undesired events have led to loss of lives and destruction of ...

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Joint Investigative Visit will unravel cause, volume of Aiteo’s spilled crude – NOSDRA

Oil spill site

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has dismissed as “guess work“ claims from several parties on the volume and the cause of ongoing leak from Aiteo’s oilfield at Nembe, Bayelsa State. Oil spill site The Bayelsa government attributes the incident to equipment failure while the oil firm claims the leak was caused by sabotage. Gov. Douye Diri ...

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