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Amnesty report accuses Shell of failing to clean up Niger delta oil spills

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John VidalTuesday 3 November 2015 00.01 GMT

After examining four oil polluted sites in the Niger delta, the human rights group says they remain ‘visibly contaminated’, though Shell says it has cleaned them

One of these sites, the Bomu manifold close to the village of Kegbara Dere in Ogoniland, is Nigeria’s oil central: five major northbound Shell pipelines join four southbound ones which together carry 150,000 barrels of oil a day to the huge oil export terminal at Bonny 50 miles away. The junction is considered so important to the economy of Nigeria and Shell that it is surrounded by a high fence and guarded day and night by the military.

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