Posts Tagged “damage”

Nigeria: The Curse of Oil – 200 Riverside Delta Communities Cry Out

BY EMMA AMAIZE, originally published on AllAfrica.com There are two traditional African sayings that “a man that lives near the river will not use spit to wash his hands” and “a man cannot be in the river and be looking for fish to eat.” Both mean the same thing, which is that one cannot be […]

Brazil Sues Chevron for $11 Billion for oil spill

Originally published by the Wall Street Journal. By MATTHEW COWLEY And JOHN LYONS SAO PAULO—A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Wednesday asked a judge to shut down all Chevron Corp. and Transocean Ltd. operations in Brazil in a lawsuit that seeks some 20 billion Brazilian reais ($11 billion) in damages from the companies, the latest legal broadside to the […]

Oil spill in Dalian, China- Story in Pictures

Originally published on Boston.com In July 2010, in the northeastern port city of Dalian, China, two oil pipelines exploded, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and burning for over 15 hours, destroying several structures – the cause of the explosion is under investigation. The damaged pipes released thousands of gallons of oil, which […]