UN urges clean-up following acute lead poisoning in Nigeria

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Rapport de lÂ’ONU sur la pollution au plomb au Nigeria

Dans le cadre de l’enquête sur la pollution au plomb, des agents des Nations Unies prélèvent des échantillons d’eau à Sunke dans le Nord du Nigeria © AFP PHOTO AMINU ABUBAKAR

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have released a report calling on Nigerian authorities to prevent further lead poisoning in northern Nigeria. The report recommends taking greater measures to limit ore processing activities at sensitive sites, such as water sources from which humans and livestock drink.

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