Sustainability As the UNEP report stated, treating the problem of environmental contamination within Ogoniland merely as a technical clean-up exercise will ultimately lead to failure. Connect With ReliefWeb Receive news about us. The clean-up objectives, standards and targets will first need to be decided before a volume estimate and associated costing can be attempted. In , SPDC collaborated with local community leaders, traditional rulers and state governments in the Niger Delta to raise awareness among youths of the environmental and health risks of interfering with pipelines.
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Adoption of this method also has wider positive impacts, for example, in developing local expertise and generating employment. Goal 13 Climate Action. SPDC has reached nearly communities in Ogoniland since it embarked on an engagement campaign in to raise awareness on the environmental devastation from pipeline vandalism and illegal crude oil refining in response to the recommendations of the UNEP Report on Ogoniland.
Failure to deliver emergency action UNEP called for emergency action to ensure communities have access to clean drinking water. Should activities continue uninterrupted, the process is expected to take around three years. The recent health outreach programme in the region, while welcome, is far too limited in scope and does not make mention of including these health experts.
UN environmental assessment of Ogoniland - full report
The Standard is a dynamic document which will be further updated with nigeeria knowledge deriving from ongoing remediation improvement initiatives. The UNEP report highlighted significant environmental impacts from oil pollution in parts of Ogoniland relating to various causes. However, in 49 cases UNEP observed hydrocarbons in soil at depths of at bigeria 5 m. It called on the Federal Government of Nigeria, the oil and gas industry and communities to begin a jigeria cleanup of the region and take coordinated action to end to all forms of illegal oil bunkering, crude theft, and artisanal refining of stolen crude causing oil contamination in Ogoniland.
The Nigerian Government officially launched a clean-up programme in Ogoniland two years ago; however, communities are still waiting for emergency measures to be taken and clean-up to begin. A group of Ogoni activists, under the auspices of Ogoni Civil Society Platform OCSPduring a recent rally in Bori, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area, said many aggrieved community people were already preparing for legal actions against oil companies.
It is regrettable that any oil is spilt anywhere, but it is wildly inaccurate to suggest that those two spills represent anything like the scale which some reports refer to. But on the other hand, I believe that we have been talking about the environmental issues in the Niger Delta, particularly in Ogoni land. These recommendations are aimed at restoring the environment of polluted areas of Ogoniland and addressing the causes of ongoing contamination.
Put in perspective, it is callously uncharitable and gravely disappointing that the Federal Government, which blindly pocketed the huge revenue earnings from its 55 per cent stake in the joint venture operation for over 40 years, would turn around into shirk its core responsibility of leading the way in the funding of efforts to restore the environment crassly degraded and polluted by oil exploration and production activities it consciously, wittingly and aggressively led.
We encourage all relevant stakeholders to also remain committed to contributing their share to the ORF. This report details how the UNEP team carried out their work, where samples were taken and the findings that they have made. As the UNEP report stated, treating the problem of environmental contamination within Ogoniland merely as a technical clean-up exercise will ultimately lead to failure.
A major new independent scientific assessment, carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme UNEPshows that pollution from over 50 years of oil operations in the region has penetrated further and deeper than many may have supposed…and action to protect human health and reduce the risks to affected communities should occur without delay…In at least 10 Ogoni communities where drinking water is contaminated with high levels of hydrocarbons, public health is seriously threatened, according to the assessment… In one community, at Nisisioken Ogale…families are drinking water from wells that is contaminated with benzene Concerted effort is needed on the part of the Nigerian government which itself owns a majority interest in the assets operated by SPDC under a joint operating agreement with the Nigerian state oil company, NNPCworking with oil companies and others, to end the blight of illegal refining and oil theft in the Niger Delta, both of which perpetuate poverty.
Before expounding on this, let me first recall the UNEP position on the funding of the Ogoni clean-up exercise. Even when, as is true in the great majority of cases, spills are caused by illegal activity such as sabotage or theft, we are also committed to cleaning up spilt oil and restoring the surrounding land.
The UNEP Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland
We commend the leadership shown by President Muhammadu Buhari in the implementation of the report, including consultations with a wide range of stakeholders led by the Minister of Environment, Hajiya Amina Mohammed. Humanitarian Icons - Ready-to-use symbols and icons.
Another issue is that ogomiland cost of clean-up of groundwater is not included in this costing except for Nsisioken Ogale. Breadcrumb Home News and Stories Story. Rivers Receives Festival Torch, Wednesday. SPDC has always acknowledged that the two spills in the Bodo area inwhich are the focus of extensive media reports today, were caused by such operational failure.
SPDC has not produced oil and gas in Ogoniland since Production ceased in following a rise in violence, threats to staff and attacks on facilities. SPDC JV continues to implement several initiatives to prevent and minimise the impact of crude oil theft and illegal refining in Ogoniland and other parts of the Niger Delta where it operates.
The response and clean-up costs for any new spills, or newly discovered spills, simply cannot be estimated.
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InSPDC collaborated with local community leaders, traditional rulers and state governments in the Niger Delta to raise awareness among youths of the environmental and health risks of interfering with pipelines. Although oil industry operations were suspended in Ogoniland inwidespread environmental contamination remains. What changes has SPDC made to its oil spill remediation techniques?