A village in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta where observers found a drinking-water well polluted with benzene 900 times the international limit has sued Royal Dutch Shell PLC for $1 billion in a U.S. federal court. The lawsuit alleges that Shell acted willfully negligent in pursuing profits over protecting the nation's Niger Delta.
Nigerian Village Files $1 Billion Suit Against Shell in U.S.
The Associated Press
October 24, 2011