Niger delta oil spill clean-up will take 30 years, says UN

Guardian: Cleaning up a succession of oil spills in a region of the Niger delta that have occurred over five decades will cost $1bn and take up to 30 years, according to a major UN report into oil contamination in the region. The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) will announce on Thursday that Shell and other oil companies have for half a century systematically contaminated and failed to clean up a 1,000 square kilometre area of Ogoniland with devastating consequences for human health and wildlife.......

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