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Oil spills in the delta region of Nigeria have devastated the ecosystem, killing marine life. One spill in 2003 polluted about 615 acres.
Africa and its oil

Burdens of oil weigh on Nigerians

Ecological harm, corruption hit hard

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / October 3, 2005

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First in a series of occasional articles. OBEDUM, Nigeria -- Under the vast swamps of Nigeria's coastal delta sit some of the world's most productive oil reserves, a treasure coveted by the energy-hungry United States and other nations. (Full article: 2141 words)

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