Friday, 05 March, 2021

Soot in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt endangers residents’ health

Kalio Keturah Nicholas remembers the time she could eat new fish from the river powering her house in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

All those periods are now a distant memory as oil spills onto the shore and anything in sight is coated in a thick layer of black soot.

Residents blame illegal refining of crude oil as the primary trigger of soot in the ambiance.

But for Kalio, it is really not just a question of cleanliness anymore – the oil and soot are critically affecting her wellness.

Valuable Ede, the chairman of a authorities committee tackling soot in the area, states that the governing administration is applying military officers to crack down on unlawful refining of crude oil, and sensitising the community on the hazards of air air pollution.

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