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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Underwater gas leak discovered in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state

A field report by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, reveals a leak in an underwater gas pipeline that belongs to Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, at Kalaba community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Saturday.

The report, by Mr Morris Alagoa, Head of Field Operations at ERA/FoEN, revealed that the gas leakage came from an underwater gas pipeline beneath Taylor Creek. ERA/FoEN, a civil society group, noted that the gas leaking at high pressure was causing giant bubbles in Taylor Creek which serves as the sole source of water for the communities.
“What we are seeing is the bubbling of gas leaking from NOAC’s pipeline. This was discovered in the early hours of Saturday. I got to hear about it first when some children were shouting that oil was bubbling and that there was a leakage. 
“As a trained field monitor, I also came around to see what was happening in the environment, whether what I heard was true. When I paddled down here by canoe, I discovered that it was true, gas was actually bubbling. “Incidentally, this Creek is our only source of drinking water and where we carry out almost all domestic activities. Right now, the water is polluted.  
“As a monitor of the environment, I promptly informed the ERA/FoEN because, that is the organisation we know that has been helping us to reach out to Agip whenever such things happen,” the report said.
It advised the oil firm to immediately deploy to the site and shut the source of the gas leak to forestall further pollution of the environment and exposure of residents to toxic associated gas.


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26 comments:

chinelo okafor said...

Odikwa nkpa na unu melu osiso.

El Fidel said...

Too bad

BUT MAKA WHY said...

Sure, the darn oil company for pollution
Theses guys have to sit up and stop playing with peoole's life

anita gold said...

Hmmm!

anita gold said...

Hmmm!

Nenyechi said...

Like say una get better water bfr

Juliet Iwuno said...

Abegi o! Linda take note!

diamond odey said...

This is really risky... I hope they do something about it ASAP

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

Luciana Chinda said...

Odikwaegwu

linda's bestie said...

Hian.something should be done asap

Momos Tulagha said...

Ur a very useful stupid fool to have mde such a comment, people's lives are at risk and u talk stupid trash, idot,mumu Igbo boy or girl...u think it's d useless streams u hve ur God forsaken Igbo villages we have in Bayelsa, rubbish thing...Linda post ma comment..m.some persons just like getting on other people's nerves...idiot

Iphie Abraham said...

Thank God they found out on time










LIB ADDICT#just passing#

vivian said...

Hmmm

vivian said...

Pls they shouldn't let it linger it's not good at all

Anonymous said...

Thats how the Niger Delta environment is being destroyed eveeyday and the money is shared to everyone who hate the people of Niger Delta.

Amos Mohammed said...

Too bad.part of the marginalization the ijaw people are crying about.

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

They don't n dats y d one dey re managing needs not to be damaged again

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Something should be done ASAP. That is their only source of water like they said.

TENDATOM said...

@NENYESHIT..you are very stupid..a serious matter is on ground and you are busy talking nonsense like a nonentity.

charles obaze said...

Pls sometin shld be done with immediate effect

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Too bad

gift oluoma said...

Okkkkk

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Something should be done abt it asap..


#FINEST

Peace nwadire said...

Oh no! That's not a good news, they should do something about this ASAP.

Ade Olasengbe said...

They should do something about it very fast.

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