24 Dec '11, 8pm

New post by Nnimmo Bassey, ERA/FOE Nigeria, re: Shell's floating monster spill #shelloilspill @foeint

New post by Nnimmo Bassey, ERA/FOE Nigeria, re: Shell's floating monster spill #shelloilspill @foeint

Nigerians wait, helpless, for the massive spill from Shell’s Bonga offshore oil field to hit the coastal waters, shorelines and swamps. Telephone links to some of the coastal communities are tenuous at best and most people will not know what has hit them until they are down and out. Nigerian regulatory agencies, ill equipped to handle independent monitoring of spills of this nature, tell the world they are on top of the situation. That is the officialspeak. We are on top of everything. And yet we are swamped and barely keep our heads above water all the time. The spill from the Bonga facility is said to have occurred while a vessel was being loaded with crude oil . Analysts say that the operators were apparently busy pumping crude oil into the ocean rather than into the vessel until the crude began to announce its misplacement in a way that could not be ignored. Shell clai...

Full article: http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2011-12-shells-floating-...

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