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Nigeria’s silent killer: The deadly price of oil

Nigeria’s silent killer: The deadly price of oil

Nine years ago, after publishing a comprehensive survey of the damage, the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) called for the launch of a $1bn fund to clean up decades of oil spills there. It is a 600 square kilometre area full of shut-off oil wells and a labyrinth of ageing pipelines converge. Today it remains one of the most contaminated stretches of water and marsh land in the world.

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