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    Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

    Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    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..

    The 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.

    But a leading Nigerian human rights group said Shell's figures about the quantity of oil spilled or the clean-up could not be relied on. "Shell says 40,000 barrels were spilled and production was shut but we do not trust them because past incidents show that the company consistently under-reports the amounts and impacts of its carelessness," said Nnimmo Bassey, head of Environmental Rights Action, based in Lagos.
    This **** has to stop. We are destroying our world's ecological heritage for decades and centuries to come. Does no one care about the future legacy we leave to the coming generations?

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

    Yep, when will this country realize that if we just rid ourselves of these burdensome environmental regulations we can compete with the likes of Nigeria in the area of flamable water and carcinogenic compounds per capita?!

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

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    This **** has to stop. We are destroying our world's ecological heritage for decades and centuries to come. Does no one care about the future legacy we leave to the coming generations?
    Fine, walk to work!

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

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    This **** has to stop. We are destroying our world's ecological heritage for decades and centuries to come. Does no one care about the future legacy we leave to the coming generations?


    this is nothing new....oil spills happen regularly in the Nigerian Delta if not continuoulsy it just doesnt have any leverage when it comes to US politics.....the sorry part is that it coluld be totally prevented with proper maintanence and security, it doesnt have anything to do with regulations......nobody gives a rats ass

    In Nigeria, Oil Spills Are a Longtime Scourge - NYTimes.com

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

    This is actually great for big business.

    Who do you think is going to sell you a clean version of water after it has all been polluted.

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

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    This **** has to stop. We are destroying our world's ecological heritage for decades and centuries to come. Does no one care about the future legacy we leave to the coming generations?
    Not really. Whether you like it or not, oil is a NATURAL substance. Mother nature, specifically the ocean, is more than capable of handling oil. Crude oil naturally seeps in to the ocean all over the world with the bulk of known seeps being in the Gulf of Mexico. Talking 10s of millions of gallons per year.

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

    Fine, walk to work!
    That is just dumb. First, car companies have been buying intellectual property rights to cars that run off of crude oil since the sixties. My evidence? My father's friend who sold a patent to General Motors on a car steam engine and has been shelved since the sixties. GG CAPITALISM!!

    We have the know how to get off of coal and oil, but we refuse to do it, mainly because people with large amounts of money want to keep making large amounts of money. **** the environment, **** other people, and sure as hell **** future generations.

    I hope they burn in hell with their damn oil.

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

    we need a better energy source, and it should be a top national priority.

    but oil spills like this are only part of the reason.

    the real reason is that oil is going to run out, and if we don't have something on tap to replace it with, we risk war for the remaining reserves. if you want an environmental disaster, that will be the big one.

    a first world nation that is as energy dependent as we are is a recipe for disaster. it's time to get serious about innovation and domestic energy.

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
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    This **** has to stop. We are destroying our world's ecological heritage for decades and centuries to come. Does no one care about the future legacy we leave to the coming generations?
    Yeah, we need to drill our own oil and stopusing ships to transport it.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, we need to drill our own oil and stopusing ships to transport it.
    Even if our consumption was 100% domestic, we'd still need ships to transport it. Refining is primarily done in the Gulf region and thats unlikely to change anytime in the near future. Overall, maritime transport is still less costly than even most pipelines.

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