New Oil Spill In Nigeria

A leaking ExxonMobil offshore facility in Nigeria is causing a “miles long” oily slick coating precious fishing waters “in a film of sludge,” Reuters reports.

 A boy stands by oil-covered farmland in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state. (Photo by Tife Owolabi / Reuters)

A journalist visiting Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state reported seeing a “rainbow-tinted oil slick stretching for 20 miles from a pipeline that Exxon had shut down because of a leak a week ago.”

“This is the worst spill in this community since Exxon started its operations in the area,” said local fisherman Edet Asuquo. “The fishermen cannot fish any longer and have no alternative means of survival.”…

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