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Big Oil’s filthy legacy in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

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IMAGE SOURCE: Slick PR can’t disguise Shell’s devastating oil pollution in Nigeria


The Fisherwomen, Chevron and the Leaking Pipe

Oil companies like Chevron, Shell and Eni have made billions in profits in the vast Niger Delta region in the last decades. But now some are pulling out — and they are leaving utter ruin in their wake, according to government monitors and environmental and human rights organizations. The delicate ecosystem of the Niger Delta, once teeming with plant and animal life, is today one of the most polluted places on the planet.

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