Impacts of Industrial Wastes Disposal Strategies on Oil Producing Communities in Rivers State, Nigeria



This study was carried out to ascertain the impacts of industrial wastes disposal strategies embarked upon by Nigeria Agip Oil Company on oil producing communities in Ogba / Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers State. To elicit information for this study  a thirty two items structured questionnaire of agree and disagree was administered to one hundred respondents randomly sampled from four oil producing communities in the area. A simple percentage was used for data analysis Research findings show that different types of wastes are produced, some toxic and hazardous. The wastes disposal strategies employed by the oil company is substandard and these impacts negatively on the people of the area. Recommendations were also made.

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