“We breathe polluted air. We drink polluted water. We farm in contaminated land and eat contaminated crops. We live in a contaminated environment. All because of oil pollution.” – Community activist, Niger Delta
Many people in the Niger Delta live with sticky black pollution. Where does it come from? Well, the area is rich in oil. The Shell Oil company has been extracting it for over 50 years and sometimes there are massive spills. In fact, there are hundreds of spills in the region every year.