Polluted water in South Sudan – no help in sight

Deutsche Welle’s online article on the oil contamination in South Sudan: Verseuchtes Trinkwasser im Südsudan: Keine Hilfe in Sicht Durch die Ölproduktion im Südsudan soll das Trinkwasser von mehr als einer halbe Million Menschen vergiftet worden sein. Mitte April versprach der malaysische Konzern Petronas Abhilfe. Was ist daraus geworden? Die Mail war unerwartet, der Inhalt auch. Mitte April meldete sich die Pressestelle von Petronas bei der DW. Kurz zuvor hatte die deutsche Hilfsorganisation Hoffnungszeichen schwere Vorwürfe gegen den Konzern aus Malaysia erhoben, die DW berichtete. Durch giftige Abfälle aus der Ölproduktion soll das Trinkwasser von mehr als 600.000 Menschen im Südsudan verunreinigt

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NIE on oil contamination

Unfolding Environmental Health Catastrophe in Panrieng oil-producing areas NIE-Health·Sunday, 28 October 2018 When the environment is molested as it is happening in Panrieng area, animals too, not just the people, suffer health consequences that come with oil pollution. Here, a sick cow, apparently after having been consuming crude oil tainted water in Toor oilfield, is pictured. The locals have no choice but to take their cows to drink in the Produced Water (PW) ponds. Produced Water (PW) is a oily water that is found in the same formation as natural gas and crude oil. When the crude oil is pumped

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Lundin’s crimes against humanity in South Sudan

Interrogation of Lundin Execs for Crimes Against Humanity and Environment in South Sudan Start of a new era of corporate accountability? By Terry Swartzberg | October 20, 2018   MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) – “Lundin Petroleum’s chief executive and chairman are set to be charged with aggravated crimes against human rights over the Swedish oil company’s role in causing thousands of deaths in South Sudan,” states the report published in the October 18th edition of the Financial Times. These crimes were allegedly committed in the course of Lundin’s exploration for oil in what is now South Sudan. This exploration is said to have

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Via news report about oil pollution in South Sudan

Why the Oil Pollution in South Sudan isn’t Getting Enough Media Coverage, According to the Victims By Francis Michael JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) – Oil pollution now affects millions of people in South Sudan. Many villages have been completely destroyed by it. This has been going on for at least two decades. People in South Sudan have been waiting just as long for the world’s media to take notice of this, so as to help get some relief from the current suffering. A couple of explanations for this lack of interest are easily found in people’s comments: Poor visibility The suffering

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South Sudan pledges to put an end to oil pollution

By Joseph Oduha The government of South Sudan has promised to make environmental pollution a thing of the past in the country’s oil-producing Upper Nile region. The promise was issued by Ezekiel Lul Gatkuoth, South Sudan’s minister of petroleum and mining. He stated that the South Sudanese government has directed the companies exploring for and producing oil in the region to be “mindful of environmental pollution”. The minister made the statement during the ceremony accompanying the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between his ministry and Petronas, the Malaysian oil giant. The ceremony was held in Juba. The MOU permits

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Radio Tamazuj’s major report on oil contamination

South Sudan’s leading radio station reports that Ruweng authorities are concerned about oil pollution, as oil production resumes Authorities in Ruweng State have expressed concerns about the environmental consequences of oil spillage, in the aftermath of the resumption of oil production in Toma South oil fields last month. Abdallah Kiir, Ruweng State advisor for Muslim affairs told Radio Tamazuj that oil spills have adverse health effects on the citizens, while urging the oil companies and national government to put in place precautionary measures to minimise the effects. He pointed out that some of the effects include the delivery of deformed

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History of environmental horror in South Sudan

Environmental and Public Health Catastrophe in the South Sudan Oilfields: Oil, Wealth, and Health By Bior K. Bior “If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.”~ Dr. Peter Singer Introduction DR. BIOR KUER BIOR Like the history of the country itself, the history of oil exploration in South Sudan is littered with contradictions. The first international oil giant to venture into the Sudan in search of oil was an American oil company called Chevron in 1974, just barely two years after the

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Amazing New York Times video

Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This South Sudan Clinic. Video and article by Kassie Bracken and Megan Specia https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/28/multimedia/south-sudan-babies.html  

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“Our lives are at stake!” تقرير تلوث المياه

“Our lives are at stake!” “Deadly black tide of oil contamination”: protests erupt throughout South Sudan By Francis Michael Gwang, We Are Witness August 24, 2018 “Spills from the oil wells owned by Petronas are endangering the lives of more than 50,000 residents of Tarjas,” states Lam Tongar, the minister of information for Northern Liech state. Tarjas is an oil-producing region in the state, which is located in South Sudan. This threat to their lives stems from the oil’s having made its way into the residents’ main sources of water. Petronas is owned by the Malaysian government, and is one

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“Our lives are at stake!”

“Deadly black tide of oil contamination”: protests erupt throughout South Sudan By Francis Michael Gwang  “Spills from the oil wells owned by Petronas are endangering the lives of more than 50,000 residents of Tarjas,” states Lam Tongar, the minister of information for Northern Liech state. Tarjas is an oil-producing region in the state, which is located in South Sudan. This threat to their lives stems from the oil’s having made its way into the residents’ main sources of water. Petronas is owned by the Malaysian government, and is one of the three largest multinationals – along with China National Petroleum

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