16 Aug '11, 12pm

After North Sea oil spill, Shell plans to continue Arctic drilling:

After North Sea oil spill, Shell plans to continue Arctic drilling:

The recent North Sea oil spill could be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Arctic drilling. Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Last week, Shell reported a ruptured oil pipeline in the North Sea, where it spilled around 750 barrels of oil . The leak was fixed over the weekend, but Shell has been quiet about exactly what happened, only saying it "responded promptly to the incident." Compared to last year's 5-million barrel gusher in the Gulf, this latest leak is very small and was contained quickly. Shell says it was able to contain and monitor the problem with the proper equipment in place. But what happens when there's no infrastructure in place to address a spill? This latest incident comes as Shell prepares to drill in the icy waters of the Arctic -- an area where a leak or blown-out well would be much more difficult to fix. Experts tasked with clean-up effor...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/fossil-fuels/2011-08-16-after-north-...

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greenpeace.org.uk 15 Aug '11, 2pm

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planetsave.com 15 Aug '11, 6pm

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