Fresh Oil Spill Occurs In Bayelsa Community
Bayelsa community again, has been hit by another oil spill at the swamp area of South Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. The spill, it was gathered, occurred on Saturday at Well 7, a facility owned by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Ogboinbiri community.
While the cause of the spill could not be immediately ascertained, a grassroots organisation with trusted community contacts; Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria ERA/FoEN said it was duly informed about the incident Sunday afternoon.
The Head of ERA/FoEN, Alagoa Morris said: “Though people of Ogboinbiri community in Apoi Clan of Southern Ijaw local government area, Bayelsa State are still disturbed about heavy volume of crude oil from Agip facility which flooded their swamps and river around May/June, 2020; a fresh spill has just occurred yesterday, Saturday, 12th December, 2020.
“As a grassroots organisation with trusted community contacts; ERA/FoEN was duly informed about the incident this afternoon (13th December, 2020).” According to ERA/FoEN, one source said, “Just yesterday (Saturday) another spillage occurred at Ogboinbiri community. It happened on a wellhead. The gushing has stopped but I just can’t tell when it started.
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