Ed Kashi – Curse of the Black Gold

By Digital Journalist August 10th, 2008

© Ed Kashi/2004
Oil-soaked workers take a break from cleaning up a spill at an abandoned Shell Petroleum Development Company well in Oloibiri, Niger Delta. Wellhead 14 was closed in 1977 but has been leaking for years, and in June of 2004 it finally released an oil spill of over 20,000 barrels of crude. Workers subcontracted by Shell Oil Company clean it up.

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