UN Wants Nigeria to go Tough on Pollution


The United Nations says Nigeria as a country must force foreign oil companies that have polluted communities to engage in a total clean-up of the areas in which they operate.

Environmental damage from an oil spill in Kegbara-Dere in the Ogoni district of the Niger Delta. Residents say the spill is more than 10 years old. Nigeria.

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