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Report On Shell’s Failure To Clean Niger-Delta Oil Spills – NGO

Report On Shell's Failure To Clean Niger-Delta Oil Spills - NGO

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The Amnesty International (AI) and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) will launch a new report exposing what it described as Shell’s blatantly false statements about its efforts to clean up oil spills in the Niger Delta next week.

The Press Officer, AI Nigeria, Mr. Eulette Ewart, said in a statement on Thursday, that despite promising to act on a 2011 United Nations Environmental Programme report exposing shocking levels of pollution caused by oil spills, ‘Clean it up: Shell’s failure to tackle oil spills in Nigeria’ documents that Shell has either not cleaned up or has done it so badly that oil still pollutes the land.

Ewart noted that “as part of Amnesty International’s Clean it Up campaign the organisation is calling on Shell to fix the damage that has devastated local communities for decades”.

He said the report titled: ‘Shell’s broken promises’, was being published ahead of the 20th anniversary of the execution of environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who protested the impacts of oil production in the Niger Delta.

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