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Thousands of Barrels of Shell Oil Spill Into Niger Delta

Niger Delta fishermen are no strangers to seeing oil spill into their waters from leaky pipelines, but even they were shocked by the scale of the slick stretching for miles from a Shell facility across the swamps and into the ocean. Some 3,800 barrels spilled recently, according to an investigation by Shell and government officials. It ranks as one of the worst in Nigeria for years, local environmental activists said. A Shell spokesman said that some 1,200 barrels had been recovered as...

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