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Oil Spill

Will this make the news tonight or any time soon??

Doubt it, these fuckers don’t want us sheep knowing these things do they.

An oil spill has been reported from a North Sea platform off the coast of Shetland.

Around 23 tonnes of crude oil discharged from the Tern platform, off the Shetland coast, on Tuesday afternoon. A spokesman from TAQA Bratani, which owns the platform, said the leak was the result of a “temporary upset in the production process whilst cleaning up a new well”. The Department for Energy and Climate Change, and Marine Scotland, were contacted about the leak, which occurred around 300 miles from Aberdeen.

A Marine Scotland spokesman said: “There is no ongoing leakage or further issue as far as we understand. “Due to the remote location of the rig, and the fact it was very rough weather at the time, we understand the oil dispersed quickly. “We do not believe there are any environmental concerns at this time.” Derek Howden, TAQA health, safety, and environment manager, said: “We immediately put into action our response plan which outlines the steps to be taken in the case of any hydrocarbon release. “In close cooperation with DECC it was agreed that the best action, with the least impact on the environment, was to let the oil disperse naturally rather than using a dispersant. “This strategy was successful and the oil has since dispersed.

TAQA immediately set up an investigation team to learn the lessons and prevent recurrence.”

Further to that:

Quoting from PressTV

British oil giant BP has secured London’s authorization to drill a deep-water oil well off Scotland coasts amid environmentalists’ fears of a repetition of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) said the drilling license for an oil well 128 kilometers north-west of Shetland islands was granted to BP after close examination of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

However, green activists said drilling 1.29 kilometers deep by the “accident prone” BP, which only settled billions of pounds of damage claims over the Gulf of Mexico disaster three weeks ago, is a great risk to the “fragile” Scottish environment.

“This government is taking a huge risk to both Scotland’s fragile natural environment, and its economy, in granting a licence to BP, one of the most accident-prone oil companies in the world. Only three weeks ago, BP finally settled claims for billions of dollars for their part in the Deepwater Horizon disaster,” said Charlie Kronick, senior oil campaigner at Greenpeace.

Eleven men were killed in the April 2010 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon and it took 87 days for BP to regain control of the disaster, though not before 4.9 million barrels of oil were unleashed to the regional waters.

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