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Shell agrees EUR95 million payment over 1970 Nigeria spills

Christian Fernsby |
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay around EUR95 million to communities in southern Nigeria over crude spills in 1970, the company and the community's lawyer said on Wednesday.

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"The order for the payment of N45.9 bln (USD111 million, EUR94.9 million) to the claimants is for full and final satisfaction of the judgement," a local spokesman for Shell Petroleum Development Co of Nigeria said.

Lawyer Lucius Nwosa, representing the Ejama-Ebubu community in Rivers State, confirmed the decision.

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