Pollution of Niger Delta
By: Grace Brown, Eric Thompson, Jarrett Greenwood
Social: Trade and shipping are a big part of the delta. Commercial shipping takes place on about 80% of the river. Less clean water, food, and trade will affect lifestyles of Nigerians.
Environmental: Nigeria is home to one of the largest wetlands and maintains the third-largest drainage basin in Africa. Many ecosystems, animals, and vegetation thrive there and now are destroyed. It takes years and years to clean up and rebuild the ecosystems.
2) What date did the production of oil start in Nigeria?
3) What percentage does commercial trade take on the River?