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Mauritius facing environmental crisis after oil spill

Mauritius spill

Authorities in Mauritius, on Friday, August 7, 2020 said they were battling with a huge oil spill from a Japanese vessel, off the coast of the popular tourist island. The Mauritius oil spill Photographs from the air showed the oil slick spreading through the turquoise waters off the island. Other images in L’Express newspaper showed blackened beaches and dead marine life. ...

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UK Supreme Court to hear Nigerian communities’ pollution claims against Shell

Ben van Beurden

More than 40,000 Nigerians from the Ogale and Bille Communities in the Niger Delta will take their legal fight against Shell to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden The case will be heard via video link and will be live-streamed online. The hearing is listed for one day. The communities ...

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Ikebiri spill: No more hiding place for Agip, says group

Philip Jakpor

It is time for the slowly-grinding wheel of justice to crush the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) and its subsidiary, which had evaded justice for long. This is the position of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) during a media session in Lagos on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, ...

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Spill: Ikebiri community sues ENI, NAOC, demands compensation


The Ikebiri community from Bayelsa State in Nigeria on Friday, May 5, 2017 launched a legal case against the Italian oil giant ENI, seeking clean up and compensation for damages from an oil spill which has affected their community in the Niger Delta. Supported by Friends of the Earth Europe and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, members of ...

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Shell accused of concealing data on damage to health from spills


A leading oil spill expert, previously employed by Shell Nigeria, has alleged that Shell is trying to conceal data on the potential health effects of its oil spills on the Bodo community in the Niger Delta. Kay Holtzmann, who was previously employed by Shell to conduct the clean-up of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta, wrote a letter to ...

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Oil spill: India impounds ship, detains crew


Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port has said. He made the submission recently, after the two collided, causing an oil spill that is affecting marine life and local fishing. About 20 tonnes of heavy fuel oil leaked and a ...

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Government sues Shell over spill, ERA/FoEN applauds

The Federal Government has dragged Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, claiming N1.3 trillion against the oil firm for the December 20, 2011, Bonga oil spill. The spill, which caused massive pollution in coastal communities in Delta and Bayelsa states, occurred in Shell’s Bonga Field located about 120 kilometres off the Nigerian ...

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Mohammed: How Nigeria will restore Niger Delta livelihood, lifestyle

Nigeria will begin the long-awaited clean-up of the polluted Niger Delta region by month’s end, Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, has said. She made the disclosure recently in Abuja in a presentation at the FOSTER Technical workshop on “Niger Delta way forward: From stabilisation to sustainable development.” Stressing that the clean-up “is something that has been on the table for many ...

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Pollution: Shell reacts as fresh international legal actions are launched


Two Nigerian Niger Delta communities are suing oil big-wig Shell and asking for compensation for oil spills on their land. It is the second in five years that Shell will be sued to court. One of the two communities involved is the Ogale community with a population of 40,000. In an area where most people derive their livelihood from fishing, oil spills have deprived ...

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Shell declares force majeure on Forcados offtake programme

Ineffective clean up

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has declared force majeure on Forcados liftings effective 1500hrs (Nigerian time) February 21 2016, following the disruption in production caused by the spill on the Forcados Terminal subsea crude export pipeline. The firm disclosed in a statement on Monday that it is intensifying efforts on containment and oil recovery from the ...

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