Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bonga Spill: Shell Explains Delay in Release of Forensic Report

This Day
14 February 2012

The Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu has explained the delay in the release of the final report on the forensic examination of the samples of the ‘third party’ oil spill, which was reported 90 kilometres east of Bonga oil field.

Fielding questions from journalists in Warri after media over-fly of the contentious spill sites along the Niger-Delta coastline at the weekend, Sunmonu stated that scientific analysis and independent clarification on the samples from the ‘mysterious oil’ found on the Niger Delta coastline in Delta and Bayelsa states involved several stakeholders and recognised environment regulators that constituted the Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) team to the area.

He said since a “consolidated approach” was being adopted in the matter, the final report would only be made public after the results from the various examination destinations across the globe, including Europe and America, have been received and appropriately harmonised.

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