Living With Long-Term Oil Pollution in the Niger Delta

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Niger River delta. (Flickr user Terry Wha (cc: by)/flickr)

The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has led us to consider the effects of oil contamination in other parts of the world. Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta is considered to be the world capital of oil pollution. But it's a violent place – armed gangs attack people who work for the oil industry, kidnapping workers and blowing up pipelines – and the area is under the control of the Nigerian military.

The BBC’s Caroline Duffield has just got back from a reporting trip to the Niger Delta and shares her impressions from Lagos, Nigeria.


Caroline Duffield

Produced by:

Kate McGough

Comments [1]

LJFurman from Monmouth County

We need to move from fossil fuels and nuclear power to clean, renewable, sustainable energy - solar, wind, geothermal, marine current, and efficiency.

Jun. 19 2010 01:51 AM

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