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Story Publication logo January 17, 2012

Ghana: Can the Country Survive an Oil Spill?

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Only a few months into the oil business and Ghana already has its Oil City. Takoradi, capital of the...

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On Dec. 15, 2010, Ghana became the latest African nation to join the oil producers' club. During a ceremony broadcast live across the nation, President John Atta Mills opened the valves on the country's first offshore drilling platform, the "Kwame Nkrumah," named after the nation's first president.

Journalist Christiane Badgley looks to see how the fledgling oil industry is changing life in Ghana and investigates the significant environmental concerns related to Ghana's fast-track development of deep-water offshore drilling.

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