NIGER RIVER DELTA
OIL PRODUCTION <ul><li>Oil spills in the river  </li></ul><ul><li>One of the richest agricultural lands in the world </li>...
PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Water Pollution: industrial waste and oil spills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>limited fishing, rare...
PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Cooperation of tribes focused on clean-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>forgiveness of long h...
DELRAY NEIGHBORHOOD DETROIT, MICHIGAN
POLLUTION <ul><ul><li>1992 video (still happening!)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most polluted places in Michiga...
PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Rancid fumes permeate air in homes causing health issues: persistent nausea, headaches, and dry heave...
PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Industrial accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment of local leaders to stop poll...
KOLONTAR, HUNGARY
TOXIC SLUDGE SPILL <ul><li>Vide o </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Catastrophe </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds have lost homes a...
PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>185 million gallons of toxic sludge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>retaining wall failure at aluminum...
MARINDUQUE ISLAND PHILIPPINES
COPPER MINING <ul><ul><li>Mining in the Philippines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very poor community- relies heavily on fish...
PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Marcopper Mining poses great risk to health of residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workers exposed t...
PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Industrial and Governmental accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give power and voice to ...
INDIA
ENDOSULFAN USE <ul><li>Dangerous Pesticide Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Related to many health problems and deformities  </li><...
PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Use of Endosulfan as pesticide is very harmful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linked to many developm...
PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Ban the use of dangerous pesticides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term health concerns of th...
ORIENTE REGION, ECUADOR
OIL DRILLING <ul><ul><li>Health crisis due to pollution from oil companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major pollution of k...
PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Oil companies dump waste water in pits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waste flows into rivers  </li><...
PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Industrial and Governmental accountability to change practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give...
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Presentation for International Day of Prayer for Creation

  1. 2. NIGER RIVER DELTA
  2. 3. OIL PRODUCTION <ul><li>Oil spills in the river </li></ul><ul><li>One of the richest agricultural lands in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Devastated by ongoing oil pollution </li></ul>
  3. 4. PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Water Pollution: industrial waste and oil spills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>limited fishing, rare clean drinking water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Gas Flaring: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>gas byproduct of drilling flared in explosion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>air pollution linked to high rate of cancer and reduced crop yield </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil Company Corruption Video </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Cooperation of tribes focused on clean-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>forgiveness of long history of inter-tribal conflict </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliberate, helpful, solution-driven aid from Shell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stem political, military corruption </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. DELRAY NEIGHBORHOOD DETROIT, MICHIGAN
  6. 7. POLLUTION <ul><ul><li>1992 video (still happening!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most polluted places in Michigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-income families “trapped” in pollution </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Rancid fumes permeate air in homes causing health issues: persistent nausea, headaches, and dry heaves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood grass and trees dying, covered in red dust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two factories blamed: waste oil plant, abrasives factory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-income families unable to move and are not listened to by athorities </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Industrial accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment of local leaders to stop pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for low-income population to heal, fix, and/or move! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. KOLONTAR, HUNGARY
  10. 11. TOXIC SLUDGE SPILL <ul><li>Vide o </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Catastrophe </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds have lost homes and agricultural land </li></ul>
  11. 12. PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>185 million gallons of toxic sludge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>retaining wall failure at aluminum factory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazardous torrent swept through several villages and has seeped into the Danube river </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly alkaline sludge contained high levels of toxic heavy metals: arsenic, chrome, and mercury </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. MARINDUQUE ISLAND PHILIPPINES
  13. 14. COPPER MINING <ul><ul><li>Mining in the Philippines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very poor community- relies heavily on fishing and agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major pollution of key resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1996 disaster forced many to leave and released toxins </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Marcopper Mining poses great risk to health of residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workers exposed to red dust have health problems, little compensation is given </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lax environmental regulations have resulted in floods and leaking of toxic waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petitions and protests by people have been ignored </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Industrial and Governmental accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give power and voice to local leaders to stop pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued work for clean up and restoration </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. INDIA
  17. 18. ENDOSULFAN USE <ul><li>Dangerous Pesticide Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Related to many health problems and deformities </li></ul><ul><li>NHRC speaks </li></ul>
  18. 19. PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Use of Endosulfan as pesticide is very harmful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linked to many development abnormalties </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly affects the poor who don't know the dangers and can't leave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endosulfan is banned in many other countries but India does not want it to be banned </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Ban the use of dangerous pesticides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term health concerns of those affected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More education about the dangers among those most likely to be affected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government accountability </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. ORIENTE REGION, ECUADOR
  21. 22. OIL DRILLING <ul><ul><li>Health crisis due to pollution from oil companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major pollution of key resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High cancer rates and skin rashes </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. PROBLEMS <ul><ul><li>Oil companies dump waste water in pits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waste flows into rivers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local people exposed to highly toxic chemicals when bathing or drinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rates of cancer, spontaneous abortions and birth defects very high </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Populations of 3 native tribes are very low as result of pollution of the rivers they depend on </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. PRAYER CONCERNS <ul><ul><li>Industrial and Governmental accountability to change practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give power and voice to local leaders to stop pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work for cleanup and restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health of local people </li></ul></ul>
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