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Mobil admits spilling oil to the environment

02 July 2014, 12:14

Lagos - After initial denials, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) has admitted that barrels of oil was actually released to the environment at its Qua Iboe Terminal (QIT) in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

The spill according to the company was caused by serious weather conditions and lightning strikes over the area, reports BusinessDay.

The company said a detailed site inspection revealed that approximately 12 barrels of oil was released during the incident.

The company noted that it was working with community leaders to gain access to the impacted area and would continue to work to ensure the impacted area is remediated.

Read more at BusinessDay.

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