Fresh oil spills from Shell facility rocks Bayelsa community
Fresh oil spills from Okordia-Rumuekpe pipeline operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC has rocked Ikarama community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The fresh spills, according to locals in the area, was noticed on the 6th April 2021, as the company was flushing the said pipeline, in what is termed pigging.
Confirming the development, Environmental Rights Action, said the fresh oil spill which occurred about 150 meters from another spill point of 2019, was caused by equipment failure, according to the Joint Investigation Team, who inspected the spills.
Head of ERA, Bayelsa Office, Alagoa Morris, explained that the spill has affected the swamps in Ikarama community, while calling on SPDC to clean up the area before the rainy season.
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