Thursday, August 4, 2011

UN: $1 billion cleanup tab in Nigeria oil mess

UN: $1 billion cleanup tab in Nigeria oil mess: "

A photograph taken by a representative of the law firm Leigh Day & Co. in July 2011 shows John Sunday Belbari, a resident of Bodo, Nigeria, standing on the spot that used to be his fishponds. The local ecosystem has been destroyed by oil.Nigeria's oil mess could require the largest cleanup ever, the U.N. said in a report that came after Shell agreed not to oppose a move by locals to have their pollution claims heard in a British court.

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