December 5, 2011 11:18 AM

Shell Oil's Nigeria operation plagued with spills, violence

Ask almost any environmental activist about Shell and he'll point to Nigeria, in West Africa. Environmentalists say decades of oil production have left the Niger Delta one of the most polluted regions in the world. Shell is Nigeria's biggest operator, with more than 50 years of oil production there, and it's a main target of activists' wrath.

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