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Nigeria: UN Environment Programme launches assessment of oil-contaminated Ogoni region, paid for by Shell

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Author: Service d'information des Nations Unies

Une évaluation menée par le Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (PNUE) avec le soutien du gouverneur de l'Etat de Rivers, au Nigéria, va analyser pendant un an l'impact de la production pétrolière en termes de pollution sur les eaux du delta du Niger dans la région d'Ogoni... Les installations de raffinerie de la région continuent de polluer les eaux du fleuve Niger par manque d'entretien et de rénovation depuis presque 20 ans... Cette expertise, qui va coûter 9,5 millions de dollars, est financée par plusieurs groupes pétroliers, la Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Shell, Total et Agip [filiale d'Eni].

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27 November 2009

UNEP Launches Assessment of Oil-Contaminated Sites in the Niger Delta

Author: UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

A major assessment of the impacts of oil production in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta was jointly launched today by the Governor of Rivers State and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Bori, Nigeria. The assessment, which was requested by the Government of Nigeria, will last approximately one year... The findings of the environmental assessment will be used to make recommendations on the appropriate levels of remediation needed to rehabilitate the land to a condition that is environmentally acceptable, on the basis of international standards... The total budget for the assessment is USD 9.5 million, which is provided by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). The SPDC is a joint venture operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Shell, Elf/Total and Agip [part of Eni]...

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