Effective Effluent Waste Management in Shell Bonny Terminal and Pollution Control in Bonny River
The paper discussed effective effluent waste management in Shell Bonny terminal and pollution control in bonny river. It defines effective effluent waste management as the treatment and discharge of industrial wastewaters in such a manner that the physical, chemical and biological composition of the receiving water body is not altered. The research question addressed the extent of the relationship between effective effluent waste management in Shell Bonny terminal and reduced pollution of bonny river/conflicts with host communities. The place of study is Shell Bonny terminal while the duration of study is between December 2014 and November 2015. A descriptive research design was used in executing the study using 370 randomly selected respondents from a population of 3700 employees for questionnaire administration. The sample size of 370 was judgmentally determined from 10% of the population size. The core aspect of the study is the use of cross sectional survey research design in generating the required primary data. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results from the data analysis indicated that significant relationship exists between effective effluent waste management and reduced pollution of bonny river/conflicts with host communities. The research therefore recommends among others: regular maintenance of the emulsion treatment plant, consistent commitment of management/employees to effective effluent waste management, training of employees on latest effluent waste management techniques, provision of incentives for good effluent waste management practices, regular interaction with host communities to identify and resolve potential areas of conflict.
Effluent Waste, Pollution Control, Bonny River, Community Conflict, Shell Bonny Terminal
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