Amnesty Says Nigeria Spill Far Larger Than Shell Reported

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT) -- Amnesty International on Monday said a 2008 oil spill in Nigeria's Niger Delta was at least 60 times larger than Royal Dutch Shell PLC has reported, while a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by thousands of the nation's citizens looms against the oil giant in London's High Court.

Shell’s official investigation report released after the spill claimed a total of 1,640 barrels of oil spilled, Amnesty International said. But according to an report commissioned by Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development, completed by...
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