Oil Spills

An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially the marine ecosystem, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually given to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters, but spills may also occur on land. Oil spills may be due to releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well as spills of refined petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel) and their by-products, heavier fuels used by large ships such as bunker fuel, or the spill …

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Amnesty International · 4 June 2024 English

The country’s only oil terminal, managed by Total-Energy Congo (a subsidiary of the French oil company Total-Energy) is located in the small fishing village of Djeno. An oil terminal is …

DONATE NOW ENGLISH CAMPAIGNS June 4, 2024 Oil spills in the Loubi lagoon: “When we eat the fish or depended for their livelihoods. Indeed, since the oil spills, residents report that the numbers of fish in RIGHTS RIGHT TO HEALTH CAMPAIGNS Related Content Oil spills in Banga Kayo: “From the beginning … we denounced


Amnesty International · 4 June 2024 English

the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Oil spills in the Loubi lagoon: “When we eat the fish or we get diarrhoea and smell the crude oil.” Oil spills in Banga Kayo: “From the beginning … we denounced


Amnesty International · 4 June 2024 English

other human rights, said Amnesty International in a new report analyzing the potential impact of oil spills and smoke emissions on the health and socio-economic situation of local communities. The report report, “In the Shadow of Industries in the Republic of Congo”, sheds light on several cases of oil spills on soil and water sources, and smoke emissions from aluminium and lead furnaces linked to the activities particular the establishment of a non-ferrous metals and plastics recycling plant and the management of oil spills, show that authorities are failing to meet their obligations to protect the human rights of people

new report analyzing the potential impact of oil spills and smoke emissions on the health and socio-economic Republic of Congo”, sheds light on several cases of oil spills on soil and water sources, and smoke emissions plastics recycling plant and the management of oil spills, show that authorities are failing to meet their Residents claiming health problems following oil spills In the village of Djeno in Pointe-Noire area the last one in 2011, that resulted in crude oil spills into the Loubi lagoon. The company detailed the


Amnesty International · 4 June 2024 English

‘Wing Wah’, a subsidiary of the Chinese group ‘Southernpec’, has the operating licence for oil and gas exploration near the village of Banga Kayo, about 30km from Pointe-Noire. Residents have …

DONATE NOW ENGLISH CAMPAIGNS June 4, 2024 Oil spills in Banga Kayo: “From the beginning … we denounced


Amnesty International · 4 June 2024 English

In the neighbourhood of Vindoulou, in the suburbs of Pointe-Noire, residents have long sounded the alarm about a factory owned by Metssa Congo, a subsidiary of the Indian group Metssa. …

PEOPLE IN VINDOULOU FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT ACT NOW Oil spills in the Loubi lagoon: “When we eat the fish or we get diarrhoea and smell the crude oil.” Oil spills in Banga Kayo: “From the beginning … we denounced


Amnesty International · 3 June 2024 English

The Republic of Congo’s coastline is the center of the country’s industrial activity. Oil – the country’s main source of revenue – is extracted and exported, as are other raw …

STANDARDS 25 5.2.1 CASES OF OIL SPILLS IN LOUBI LAGOON 25 5.2.2 CASE OF OIL SPILLS ON SOIL AND WATER IN BANGA International report sheds light on cases of oil spills and smoke emission linked to the activities protection and other human rights. Case of oil spills in the Loubi lagoon The country’s only oil terminal transparency concerning the nature and consequence of oil spills and the clean-up measures taken by the company failed, until the court case, to ensure that oil spills did not harm the human rights of local communities


RSF: Russell Sage Foundation · 1 June 2024 English

Paying reparations to Black Americans has long been contentiously debated. This article addresses an unexamined pillar of this debate: the United States has a long-standing social norm that if an …

weather) and other types of disasters, such as oil spills, terrorist attacks, radiation leaks, building l i z i ng r epa r at ion s 51 damage from oil spills if the responsible party does not pay through


World Bank Group · 31 May 2024

machinery (dust, noises, gas emission and waste oil spills) or harmful effects (grubbing up of trees, loss persist (mainly effects of solid waste and engine oil spills) if ongoing and closing construction work are


EU: European Union · 30 May 2024 English

Regulation 2019/1896 requires Frontex to inform Member States, the Commission, and the European Parliament on the results of its research and innovation activities, and to make public information on its …

seizure of excise goods, vessel behaviour and oil spills (illegal discharge). For the Hellenic trial


World Bank Group · 29 May 2024

machinery (dust, noises, gas emission and waste oil spills) or harmful effects (grubbing up of trees, loss persist (mainly effects of solid waste and engine oil spills) if ongoing and closing construction work are


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