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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland

Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • Ogoniland has been the site of oil industry operations since the late 1950s. Ogoniland has a tragic history of pollution from oil spills and oil well fires, although no systematic scientific information has been available about the ensuing contamination. The Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland covers contaminated land, groundwater, surface water, sediment, vegetation, air pollution, public health, industry practices and institutional issues. This report represents the best available understanding of what has happened to the environment of Ogoniland - and the corresponding implications for affected populations - and provides clear operational guidance as to how that legacy can be addressed.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Nigeria, Niger River Basin
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Environment, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Oil industry, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water quality
  • Main target audience: National administrations, Practitioners, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Performance report, Recommendations
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Published in 2015