July 25, 2024
Fresh oil spill recorded in Bayelsa community, says NOSDRA
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Fresh oil spill recorded in Bayelsa community, says NOSDRA

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says a fresh oil spill was recorded in the Nembe creek in Bayelsa state.

According to NAN on Wednesday, NOSDRA confirmed the oil leak from the Nembe oilfields operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Limited.

The leak, according to NAN, occurred on June 17 at a section of the 97-kilometer Nembe creek trunk line (NCTL), which previously fed the Bonny oil export terminal in Rivers.

Solomon Ukponevi, head of NOSDRA’s field office in Yenagoa, said Aiteo reported the incident to the agency on June 19.

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Ukponevi explained that the agency had deployed its officials to the spill site to determine the cause and volume of crude oil discharged to the environment.