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BP Platform Leaks Oil Into North Sea With No Plans to Clean It Up via @EcoWatch

About 95 metric tons of oil leaked into the North Sea on Sunday from BP 's Clair platform, and it will be left in the ocean. BP says the oil is moving away from land and dispersing naturally, but the spill is a reminder that accidents happen as more oil development is eyed for the Arctic. Oil slick visible from spill off BP Clair platform in the North Sea. Maritime and Coastguard Agency In what BP called a "technical issue," oil was released into the North Sea, located about 46 miles, west of the Shetland Islands. BP shut down the oil rig and said it is investigating the accident. The oil company said it had conducted five aerial surveys with three more planned for Tuesday to monitor the oil slick. "It is considered that the most appropriate response remains to allow the oil to disperse naturally at sea, but contingencies for other action have been prepared and are availab...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/bp-north-sea-oil-spill-2031305685...

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