Agip Facilty Pollutes Kwale Community Ponds, Nigeria

Description
Kwale Community is located in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State and has an estimated population of over 700,000 people who are predominantly fishermen and farmers.
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Basic Data
NameAgip Facilty Pollutes Kwale Community Ponds, Nigeria
CountryNigeria
ProvinceDelta State
SiteNdokwa West Local Government Area
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Gas flaring
Oil and gas exploration and extraction
Oil and gas refining
Specific CommoditiesElectricity
Crude oil
Natural Gas
Project Details and Actors
Type of PopulationRural
Company Names or State EnterprisesNigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) from Nigeria
Agip Group from Italy
Relevant government actorsNigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersEnvironmental Rights Action, Oilwatch Nigeria, Organised Ndokwa Effort (ONE)
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginUNKNOWN
Groups MobilizingFarmers
Fishermen
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Landless peasants
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Trade unions
Forms of MobilizationCommunity-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)
Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Threats to use arms
Occupation of buildings/public spaces
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Oil spills, Groundwater pollution or depletion
Potential: Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Genetic contamination, Soil erosion
Health ImpactsPotential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Infectious diseases, Other environmental related diseases
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Violations of human rights
Potential: Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseUnder negotiation
Development of AlternativesAgip should be compelled to take steps to do proper clean up to the ponds of the Beneku/Okpia communities in Kwale.
Do you consider this as a success?No
Why? Explain briefly.The Company have not carried out adequate and proper clean up of the affected area.
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NIGERIA: AGIPs POLLUTION KILLING NDOKWA PEOPLE, SAYS ODILI-OBI
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Field Report #246 : Agip Facility Pollutes Kwale Community Pond
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ContributorGodwin Uyi Ojo
Last update08/04/2014
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