You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:
en/nigeria-court-orders-shell-to-pay-damages-to-community-for-impacts-of-1970-oil-spill-and-to-de-pollute-rehabilitate-land#c53998

Court Orders Shell to Pay Community N15.4bn [Nigeria]

Author: Davidson Iriekpen, This Day [Nigeria], Published on: 6 July 2010

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, [Nigeria] has ordered multi-national oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC) to pay the people of Ejama-Ebubu Community in Tai Eleme local government area of Rivers State the sum of N15.4billion as special and punitive damages for oil spill in community in 1970. In his judgment, Justice Buba also ordered the multi-national oil giant to de-pollute and rehabilitate the dry land and swamps to its pre-impact status...[T]he Judge held: “I also assess and award the plaintiffs claim against the defendants in punitive terms of general damages...for general inconveniences, acid rain, pollution of underground water and hardship to the population, who have been deprived of the right to self sustenance, education and good life”

Read the full post here

Related companies: Shell