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Title:The Ecological Effects of the Oil Industry on Urban Centers in Rivers State, Nigeria
Author:Izeogu, Chukudi V.
Year:1983
Periodical:African Urban Studies
Issue:17
Period:Fall
Pages:43-52
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:environment
petroleum
Development and Technology
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Urbanization and Migration
Abstract:As a part of the Niger delta, which accounts for about 60 percent of Nigeria's total oil production, Rivers State in 1977 accounted for 50 percent of the national total. The proliferation of petroleum operations has amplified the nature and magnitude of environmental pollution in many urban centres in the oil-producing areas of Rivers State. Specifically, there have been pipeline leakages, well blowouts, and spillages which have had severe effects on urban land, urban water resources, the microclimate, and residents' health. Bibliogr., notes.
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