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Agip endless Spills in Emago-Kugbo, Edema and Otuabagi, Nigeria


Crude oil

Basic Data
Name of conflict:Agip endless Spills in Emago-Kugbo, Edema and Otuabagi, Nigeria
State or province:Rivers State
Location of conflict:Abua-Odual Local Government Area
Accuracy of locationLOW (Country level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Oil and gas exploration and extraction
Pollution related to transport (spills, dust, emissions)
Specific commodities:Unknown
Project Details and Actors
Project details


Project area:Unknown
Level of Investment:22/01/11
Type of populationUnknown
Relevant government actors:Italy
International and Finance InstitutionsERA/FOEN
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:LOW (some local organising)
Conflict & Mobilization
Groups mobilizing:None
Forms of mobilization:No Data
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Desertification/Drought, Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover
Potential: Food insecurity (crop damage), Noise pollution, Soil erosion, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality
Other Environmental impactsNo Data
Other Health impactsNo Data
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Violations of human rights, Land dispossession
Other socio-economic impactsUnknown
Conflict outcome / response:Era s demands are: Agip should take immediate steps to clean up all oil spill impacted sites in the affected communities, including the creeks/rivers. Cleanup of impacted sites should be followed up with remediation Where appropriate and, in line with a well constituted JIT/JIV, compensation should be paid to the community for damages. The Federal and State government and other interventionists agencies should step in to put in place infrastructure like roads in the affected communities.
Briefly explain:None
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Last update24/06/2014
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