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Shell, government indicted over Ogoni oil spill

04 August 2014, 14:44

Lagos - A new report released on Monday by Amnesty International has accused Shell and the federal government of doing noting to ease oil pollution in Ogoniland three years after a landmark UN report called for a $1 billion dollar clean-up.

In the report titled, “Shell: No Progress”, Amnesty said Shell and the federal government have done little more than set up processes that look like action but are just fig leaves for business as usual, reports Vanguard.

Godwin Ojo of Friends of the Earth Nigeria, which partnered with Amnesty and three other groups in a new report , said it will probably take up to 30 years to fully clean the area.

He noted that the failure to fully implement any of the non-emergency measures after three years has resulted in a loss of confidence among many stakeholders.

Read more at Vanguard.

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