12 Oct '11, 10am

#BP's plans to drill for #oil of the coast of Scotland risk world's biggest pollution disaster

#BP's plans to drill for #oil of the coast of Scotland risk world's biggest pollution disaster

BP are hoping that everyone has forgotten about the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, and are quietly putting in place plans to drill in the deep waters off of the west of Shetland, risking an even bigger disaster. Unfortunately for BP, we’ve got hold of secret documents which show just how risky and dangerous their plans are. BP admit that if a blow-out were to happen, it would be the world’s biggest pollution disaster. BP fear that the well could leak 75,000 barrels day for over four months - that’s more than double the size of the Gulf of Mexico spill. An oil slick of this size would seriously threaten the fragile wildlife haven that is the Shetland Islands, as well reaching the shores of Norway. The Shetlands and the surrounding waters are home to a rich and diverse wildlife – whales, dolphins, otters and many species of bird. It seems unthinkable...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/bps-plans-risk-...

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