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Nigerian village sues Eni for damages from pipe explosion

Author: Manuela D'Alessandro, Stephen Jewkes & David Clarke, Reuters , Published on: 4 May 2017

A Nigerian village has filed a lawsuit in Milan against Italian oil company Eni demanding compensation for damage caused by an oil pipeline explosion in 2010...asking Eni for 2 million euros ($2.2 million) in damages along with a commitment to clean up the area covering more than 43 acres (17 hectares),.."The explosion that happened near a river caused an environmental disaster that polluted water and land," [the plaintiffs' lawyer] said...Eni said [Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), which is owned by Eni] had always acted responsibly and had cleaned up the area quickly and efficiently, adding an inspection by the relevant authorities had had a positive outcome...[and that] NAOC was providing details to clear up the dispute...[The plaintiffs' lawyer] said a first hearing had been set for Dec. 11 at the Milan civil court...

[also refers to Shell]

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