Report #2: Officials warn oil taints drinking water in South Sudan’s Unity State | By Bonifacio Taban
BENTIU – Drinking water in South Sudan’s Unity State near the oil fields is unsafe, according to officials who are warning people living near the fields that crude is leaking into groundwater in the area:
Report #3: Local communities pay high price for South Sudan’s oil production | By Waakhe Simon
KUOR – Kuor village smells of chemical waste dumped in nearby lagoons. The dumping grounds are just one kilometre away from communities in Kuor Village of Rubkona County in Unity State and endanger their water supply:
South Sudan’s parliament holding hearing on oil’s contamination of water, lives and politics in South Sudan
April 4, 2018
Sign of Hope’s ten-year campaign to stop Big Oil’s destruction of lives, livelihoods and the environment has just accomplished a major breakthrough.
In a hearing staged today, the country’s Legislative Assembly is taking a searching look at the causes and effects of this destruction, which has been repeatedly described by authoritative sources as being “one of the world’s great crimes against the environment and humanity.”
This hearing follows years of strenuous denials by the country’s government that this problem even existed. This denial was accompanied by the persecution of journalists who had uncovered this scandal.
The hearing features testimony by Dr. Bior K. Bior, the expert and fearless investigator of Big Oil’s practices, and by the country’s ministers of petroleum, the environment and others.