Shell, Nigeria's government not cleaning oil pollution, report charges

|By:, SA News Editor

Nigeria's government and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) have taken little action to clean up pollution caused by oil production in the country’s Niger Delta region, Amnesty International and other groups say.

Oil production has contaminated the drinking water of at least 10 communities in the Ogoniland area but neither the Nigerian government nor Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary have taken effective steps to restore the environment, according to a new report.

The groups accuse Shell of putting the blame on rampant sabotage and oil theft rather than taking responsibility.