"Amnesty Accuses Shell of Failing To Clear Nigeria Oil Spills"

"Shell has failed to fulfill its legal obligations to clear up oil spills that it has caused in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Oil pollution caused by corroded pipelines and crude theft has longed plagued the southwestern Delta, an impoverished region despite being home to much of Nigeria’s oil and gas wealth.

Amnesty said the findings of a 38 page report were based on research conducted in the Boobanabe, Bomu Manifold, Barabeedom swamp and Okuluebu areas of Niger Delta’s Ogoniland region, between July and September this year."

Alexis Akwagyiram reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation November 3, 2015.

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn, 11/04/2015