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MOSOP alleges discovery of SPDC’s toxic dump site



Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, said it has uncovered a toxic dump site belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, in K-Dere community, Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, who disclosed this in Bori, headquarters of Khana LGA, said that samples from the site were sent to a laboratory in the United Kingdom and that the results obtained had confirmed the toxicity of the site.
Nsuke alleged that Shell had buried the wastes in the area for many years, noting that intense heat forced the buried substance to become exposed late last year (2017) prompting community investigation.

Nsuke revealed that Shell had attempted to cover up the impact, noting that the moves were prevented by local dwellers who insisted on an independent investigation.

Vanguard, February 28, 2018



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