Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak: Oil on the surface continues to decline as Government officials visit site
Dec 24, 2011
SNEPCo continues to apply dispersants and has begun skimming operations to further reduce remnants of the oil leak.
Current estimates based on over flights indicate less than 10,000 barrels of oil remain on the surface of the water. Although oil from the Bonga leak has not reached the shore, the company continues shoreline preparations in cooperation with the community.
Also today, the Minister of Environment for Nigeria, Mrs. Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafa, the Director General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Sir Peter Idabor, and the Deputy Director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (MASA), Captain Warredi Enisuoh, flew offshore to review cleanup efforts in response to the Bonga oil leak. Shell’s Nigeria Country Chair, Mutiu Sunmonu, said: "It is important for these senior government officials to see our cleanup efforts for themselves."
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