Sunday, September 11, 2011

UNEP Report Understated Damage to Ogoniland - Mittee

6 September 2011


Ledum Mittee, a human rights activist and a strong member of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, shares with Clara Nwachukwu, his perceptions of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP Report on, Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland, and issues relating to pollution of the area.


Have you read the UNEP Report on hydrocarbon pollution in Ogoni land, and if so, what is your impression of it?

The report is a confirmation of all of the things we've been saying that our environment has been devastated by Shell. It also vindicates our forebears, who lost their lives in the struggle.

But beyond that, government and Shell, they've spent $10million to publish only what we already know. A report that took four years to compile, it's like Shell has succeeded in buying four years of inaction.

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