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Balanced News: Shell to pay $15.9 million settlement to Nigerian communities impacted by oil spills

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Shell has agreed to pay $15.9 million in compensation to communities in Nigeria impacted by four oil spills that occurred from its pipelines in the Niger Delta between 2004 and 2007. That ended with a historic ruling in 2021 by The Hague Court of Appeal that found Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary SPDC liable for pollution caused from four oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta, home to 6.5 million people, is one of the most polluted places on earth, with oil spills bringing devastating impacts on the environment and surrounding communities.

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