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7 Mai 2015

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Nigeria: Shell & local communities reach agreement to clean up 2008 oil spill in Niger Delta

"Shell agrees to clean up 2008 Nigerian oil spill", 4 May 2015

Anglo-Dutch oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to begin cleaning up of two devastating oil spills in 2008 in the Niger Delta...''Shell officials met with representatives of Bodo community...The meeting was attended by officials of the Dutch embassy, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Amnesty International and some local activists,'' Steven Obodekwe, an official of the environment and human rights group, said.'' It was agreed that the cleanup would commence in July or August,''...The 2008 oil spills happened in the Rivers state of Nigeria causing severe damage to the local environment affecting the livelihoods of over 15,600 people, predominantly fishermen and farmers...The Bodo community filed a lawsuit against the oil giant three years ago in London and in last June, a UK judge ruled that Shell was liable to provide certain security measures...[I]n January, Shell and the affected local community...agreed for a £55-million...out-of-court settlement...[Also refers to BP]