04 Aug '11, 5pm

Shell Accepts Liability For Nigerian Oil Spills For First Time - Region Will Take 30 Years To Clean Up

Prior to reversing its position in the last few days, Shell would only acknowledge that 40,000 gallons of oil had spilled. Now it admits, after a class action lawsuit filed against the company forced the issue, that 275 times that amount was in fact spilled. To date no attempt has been made to clean up the oil which gushed from two separate ruptures of the Bodo-Bonny trans-Niger pipeline into a 20 square kilometer network of creeks in Ogoniland region of Nigeria. Background on the dual spills: The first oil ever exported from Nigeria was found just five miles away from Bodo in 1958. But chief Tella James, chair of Bodo's maritime workers, says life for the 69,000 people who live in the vicinity changed dramatically in August 2008 when a greasy sheen was first seen deep in the Bodo swamps miles from the nearest houses. Shell disputes that, saying that a weld broke in Septem...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/shell-accepts-lia...

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