Sunday, February 12, 2012

New oil spill from Eni SpA in Nigeria

Channels TV
12 February 2012

Nigeria's Environmental Rights Action said today that there has been yet another oil spill in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta.

The environmental watch dog group says the spill is happening at a well head run by Italian oil firm Eni SpA in the Ikebiri community of Bayelsa.

The spill occurred near a pipeline that had been struck by Niger Delta militants in renewed attacks last week.

Eni SpA's fresh spill comes even as the Chevron corp. offshore rig, a short distance from the region, continues to blaze after an industrial accident on 16 January.

Members in the community have complained that the effects from the Chevron fire have done damage to the environment, sea life and sickened residents in the area.

Chevron corp representatives in Nigeria, in an interview with Al Jazeera continued to deny the claims.

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