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HYPREP officials yesterday led Civil Society Organisations on a familiarisation and assessment tour of the various sites where remediation work is ongoing in Ogoni.

 team visited Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, all in Eleme LGA. Remediation work was at different stages in most sites and, in a few,  Biocell construction is underway.

At lot 4, the team was particularly impressed with the remediation technology used by the company, RDK Environmental Eko Solutions. The site engineer who received the team said they're using a technology that involves the use of electrolysis in treating the contaminated soil, a use of direct electric current to remove organic, inorganic and heavy metal particles from the soil by electric potential.The use of this technique provides an approach with minimum disturbance to the surface and geology of the area while treating subsurface contaminants, the Engineer said.
Thereafter the team was taken to lots 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 in Tai LGA for a firsthand experience and assessment of the work done so far by HYPREP. The leader of the Civil Society Organisations, Kentebe Ebiaridor of Environmental Rights Action, stated that he was highly impressed with the level of work done so far by HYPREP and urged the Ogoni people to be patient with them, noting that remediation process is a technical activity that cannot be rushed. On the insinuations by some people that HYPREP is not working, he urged people in doubt to take a visit to the various sites since they are open and accessible to the public.