Nigerian farmers can sue Shell in UK over pollution


Hello I'm Debbie Russ with the BBC news. Supreme Court in the UK has ruled that tens of thousands of Nigerian farmers consumed the oil giant Royal Dutch shell in British courts. This follows years of oil spills, which contaminated land and water supplies in the delta. The BBC's is hunk college reports from Abuja. The gala and Billy communities say their sources of drinking water has been contaminated. They also say that their farmlands and fishing waters which they rely on for their livelihood have been destroyed because of oil spills from Shell's operations. The court judgment means they cannot find legal claims against Shell's parent company based in the UK and it's Nigerian subsidiary to demand a cleanup and compensation. Although the case was brought by two communities, millions off people in the night of Delta region

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