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ENI and the Nigerian Ikebiri case
Author: Friends of the Earth Europe, Published on: 4 May 2017
[A]n oil pipeline operated by ENI’s Nigerian operation, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) burst [in 2010]...The spill affected the creek, fishing ponds and trees essential to the local community, damaging the livelihoods of the local community...a joint inspection visit led by NAOC cited “equipment failure” as the cause...The leak was closed, and the surrounding polluted area of bush was burnt...an inadequate, dangerous and polluting method...No other clean-up has taken place since...An initial payment of...approximately €6,000...was made to the community for relief materials....An initial [compensation] offer of...approximately €14,000...was rejected by the community...[who] have now decided to take their case to Italy… seeking clean-up and...damages of...approximately € 2 million...
[also refers to Shell, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation]