BREAKING: Yet Anorther Massive Oil Spill – This Time by Shell in Nigeria


Read this report from The Guardian of yet another massive oil spill, this time by Shell in Nigeria.

Nigerian coastal and fishing communities were on Thursday put on alert after Shell admitted to an oil spill that is likely to be the worst in the area for a decade, according to government officials..

company said up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil was spilled on Wednesday
while it was transferred from a floating oil platform to a tanker 75
miles off the coast of the Niger delta.

All production from the
Bonga field, which produces around 200,000 barrels a day, was last night
suspended. “Early indications show that less than 40,000 barrels of oil
have leaked in total. Spill response procedures have been initiated and
emergency control and spill risk procedures are up and running,” said
Tony Okonedo, a Shell Nigeria spokesman.
(Dec. 22, 2011)

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Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.