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In pictures: Polluting Nigeria
Highly flammable

About 10,000 barrels of oil were spilt in the nine states that make up the Niger Delta last year.

A leaking oil head (left) spews oil and gas in Ogoniland. The oil heated by the sun becomes highly flammable.

“Shell must work with local communities to clean up the Niger Delta and make sure communities receive the benefits of their operations there,” says Oronto Douglas from Friends of the Earth.

Shell says that it is helping to fund a body set up to develop the area.

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