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Monday, January 11, 2021

Residents of Port Harcourt lament over high level of SOOT due to illegal oil bunkering

Nigerians based in Port Harcourt City are lamenting over the high presence of 'Soot' due to illegal oil bunkering. According to most residents in PHC, the high level of soot is so alarming that it gets everywhere, including their nostrils 'dark.'

Taking to her Twitter page, a fitness instructor, Gbemmy G, showed her fans what soot had done to her Air conditioner filters. She wrote:  "Removed my AC filters. Look at the air we are breathing in Port Harcourt."

People who live in Port Harcourt took to her comment section to complain about the high level of 'Soot' in the aforementioned city. According to most residents, the soot is so high that their floors, nostrils, environment are usually covered by dark soot. 

What's soot? - "Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil."

Read complaints from Residents of Port Harcourt City:

@Fola: "Saw this under my foot after walking around mt hotel room in PH about 3 years ago. Many people's lungs are lined with dark soot right now. Many will have major health issues in 15 years time. 

@Carly: "Several factors causing these the presence of black carbon in the air. Heavy vehicular movement. Burning of tyres and smoke from slaughter houses. Illegal refining of crude oil (theft). Burning of tug boats used for the transportation of stolen crude by security personnel."

@Ifedayo: "Omo was telling my folks that in my 2 years in PH I never saw normal dust, everywhere soot. You mop floor, water iyaf turn black."

@Chibuogwu: "It's sad that the government is doing nothing whatsoever about it. PH AIT is contaminated. I clean out black stuff from my nostrils each day. My feet are black no matter how many times I mop the house. I dare not leave any white clothing piece outside because... This is bad. 

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