Delta -Communities impacted by the 2011 Shell’s Bonga offshore oil spill in Bayelsa and Delta States have commenced verification of claims by people impacted by the incident, Leadership reports.
Some 40 000 barrels of crude were discharged into the Atlantic during an operational mishap at the oil field operated by Shell Nigeria Production and Exploration Company which affected coastal Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Ondo and Rivers.
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The House of Representatives and National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency ?had in December 2014 recommended a compensation of $3.96 billion for victims of the incident.
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