Niger Delta left with $1bn oil pollution clean-up bill

Independent: Oil pollution in the Niger Delta has gone further than previously thought and a clean-up will take 20 years and cost over $1bn (£614.6m), the UN said. Half a century of oil production has had a "disastrous impact" on the swamps, mangroves and creeks of the south eastern Nigerian region of Ogoniland, forcing residents to breathe contaminated air and drink polluted water, according to a study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). "Since average life expectancy in Nigeria is less than 50 years,"......

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