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Communities slam $5 billion suit on Chevron

21 January 2014, 13:49

Port Harcourt - Two years after an explosion occurred at the Chevron offshore gas exploration site in the Niger- Delta, some Nigerians have filed a $5 billion lawsuit in a California federal court against the American oil giant, reports Vanguard.

The complaint in the suit are leaders of the Niger Delta communities who represent the interests of thousands of locals who were affected by the explosion.

They noted that the company failed to take the necessary precautions to prevent the explosion and to adequately control it using the latest available technology.

The suit is asking the court to hold the defendants liable for economic losses and environmental damages to the tune of $5 billion.

Read more at Vanguard


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