Why Can't They Clean Up Bodo Creek Oil Spills in Nigeria?
Two oil spills between 2008 and 2009 caused by corroded Shell pipelines have devastated the livelihoods of the the fishing community of Bodo in the Niger Delta. Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay £55 million in compensation and have it cleaned up. Though the compensation has been paid, oil still laps on the shoreline of its creeks. The promised clean-up operation has yet to begin.
Pastor Christian Lekoya Kpandei's hand covered in oily mud, Bodo Creek, in 2011 (file photo).
Vanguard, 6 June 2017
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Premium Times, 25 May 2017
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This Day, 28 March 2017
A whistleblower and former Project Director of the Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI), Mr. Kay Holtzman, has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of concealing data on… Read more »
Premium Times, 26 March 2017
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African Arguments, 25 November 2016
The oil company is back in the UK courts trying to shift the blame for the environmental destruction wrought in the Niger Delta. Read more »