$1 billion cleanup tab in Nigeria oil mess, UN says

msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 8/4/2011 2:26:57 PM ET

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LAGOS, Nigeria — Shell and Nigeria’s government contributed to 50 years of pollution in a region of the Niger Delta that could need the world’s largest ever oil cleanup, the United Nations said in a report Thursday, adding that the work would take up to 30 years and require an initial tab estimated at $1 billion.  READ THE ARTICLE

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