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Fallout from Nigerian oil spill haunts locals

...Amnesty International has termed investigations by...Shell into oil spills in Nigeria a "fiasco"..."No matter what evidence is presented to Shell about oil spills, they constantly hide behind the 'sabotage' excuse and dodge their responsibility for massive pollution that is due to their failure...," Audrey Gaughran, director of global issues at Amnesty, said...In 2008, a spill caused by a fault in a Shell pipeline caused tens of thousands of barrels of crude oil to spill out into the Nigerian delta...[The] oil still floats on the waters of Bodo Creek. Local rights and environmental groups say that it is killing and contaminating plants and wildlife...The case, filed by 11,000 Bodo residents against the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, is currently being heard in a London court. Shell has admitted liability in the 2008 disaster in Bodo, although there remain significant disagreements over the amount of oil that poured into the creeks. [with video including interviews with locals, statement from Shell]