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In Nigeria, toxic waste from WeWood jolts relations with indigenous peoples

WeWood Entrance Gate

The impact of toxic waste disposal in a river area is detrimental to indigenous peoples who live, use and benefit from the environment. WeWood entrance gate On September 3, 2020, the Chinese company, WeWood, engaged in ethanol production, discharged toxic waste into a pit that killed three people in the Omotosho Forest Reserve, Okitipupa council, Ondo State, Nigeria. The deceased ...

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Delta assembly summons firm over oil spill, dumping of toxic wastes

Ineffective clean up

The Delta State House Committee on Environment has given the management of Sterling Oil and Energy Company Ltd. (SOEPCO) an eight-day ultimatum to defend allegations of oil spillage. The outcome of oil spill Chairman of the Committee, Mr Ekpotuayerin Pullah, gave the directive, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Asaba, the state capital, during the Committee’s meeting with representatives of ...

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Expert calls for stiff policies on combustion


An environmental expert has urged governments at all levels to formulate stringent policies to control and monitor the rate of combustion produced by industries in the country. Air and atmosphere pollution with smoke and fire in Rivers State Dr Femi Idowu-Adegoke, an environmental sustainability and waste management consultant, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ...

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NOSDRA claims toxic discharge killed coastline fishes as Delta Assembly debates fresh incident


The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says findings on the dead fishes on the Atlantic Ocean coastline indicated high levels of toxicity caused by toxic wastes discharge. Dead fish from the Niger Delta coastline The agency noted in a statement on Thursday, May 14, 2020 that the discharge of toxic materials into the Atlantic may have come ...

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African maritime regulators flay dumping of toxic waste at sea

Dakuku Peterside

In a concerted effort to ensure that African Oceans are not overexploited and also not seen as a dumping ground for dangerous materials, participating countries at the just concluded conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations have agreed on the need for population, assets and critical infrastructure protection from maritime pollution by prevention of dumping of toxic ...

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ERA/FoEN alerts on toxic waste dumped in Delta community


The Environmental Rights Agenda/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has raised the alarm on the presence of substances suspected to be toxic waste in Koko community in Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State. The executive director, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, at a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday, March 8 2017, asked the Delta State Government and the National ...

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Toxic waste: NESRA to sanction detained ship

Director-General of the National Environmental Standard and Regulatory Agency (NESRA), Dr. Ngeri Benebo, has said that the agency will place a heavy sanction on the e-waste ship that was arrested on Wednesday. Benebo said on Thursday that, upon its apprehension, it was discovered that the ship was carrying e-waste that is hazardous to human health. Consequently, she added, the ship would be ...

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