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Nigeria oil spills pollution 2012 6 24

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Locals say oil spills make their children continuously sick and have destroyed their businesses.
Nigeria oil spills pollution 2012 6 24

A Nigerian tries to separate crude oil from water in a boat at the Bodo waterways polluted by oil spills attributed to Shell equipment failure August 11, 2011. The Bodo community in the oil-producing Niger Delta region sued Shell oil company in the United Kingdom, alleging that spills in 2008 and 2009 had destroyed the environment and ruined their livelihoods. The UN released a report this month saying decades of oil spills in the Nigerian region of Ogoniland may require the biggest cleanup ever undertaken, with communities dependent upon farmers and fishermen left ravaged.

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