How South Sudan’s oil industry is destroying the environment
South Sudan’s main pipelines were constructed in the late 1990’s on a rushed basis – with no consideration of geological conditions, and have been badly maintained – if at all – since them. Add in their being shut down due to warfare, and you have the explanation why these pipelines rupture so often – causing an epidemic of oil spills in the pro
The oil industry operation’s show no consideration for the environment. One result: South Sudan has among the world’s highest level of lead contamination – and poisoning in humans. UNESCO pegs the number of children who have been lead poisoned to be 2.3 million.
The report does not shirk from naming the names of those responsible for this unprecedented environmental disaster: China National Petroleum, Petronas of Malaysia, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India, and other companies.