Ogoni clean-up : ERA tasks NOSDRA on certification of remediated sites
The Environmental Rights Action, has accused the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, of failing in its responsibility to test, analysis and certify Ogoni clean-up sites, reportedly completed by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP.
This is as HYPREP has announced completing the remediation of five polluted sites out of the 21 sites, awarded to contractors in January 2019 in the phase one of the clean-up process. But, ] Executive Director of ERA, Dr. Godwin Uyi-Ojo, has challenged HYPREP to show certification from NOSDRA to prove that the said sites have been fully remediated.
Ojo regretted that HYPREP and the Federal Government have failed the Ogoni people for not being able to make meaningful progress in the remediation of the polluted areas, nine years after the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, report. Speaking in Port Harcourt on the 9th year of Ogoni Environmental Report Implementation, the ERA boss stated that the sites attempted to be cleaned by HYPREP was below expectations and had no certification from NOSDRA.
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