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Groundwater contaminated at Shell Canada Oil Sands site

The leak is being contained in the 400-metre-by-400-metre pit, but a Shell spokesman has said the company doesn’t know what is causing salt water to seep from the bottom of the pit or how to stop it.

Groundwater mapping urged to avoid more mine leaks

By Andrea Sands, Edmonton Journal December 10, 2010

Alberta needs better groundwater mapping if it wants to avoid leaks like one at a mine pit at Shell Canada’s Muskeg River site, says David Schindler, an internationally recognized University of Alberta water expert.

“Concerns over the poor mapping of groundwater in the area have been voiced for many years, and this is an example of the sort of nasty surprises that occur when we are not well prepared at the start,” Schindler said Thursday in an e-mail to The Journal. read more

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WikiLeaks Nigeria: Royal Dutch Shell embedded spies

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Shell’s Beaufort plans in spotlight

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The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation & Enforcement (BOEMRE) today said it would accept comment on Shell’s Beaufort Sea drilling plans until 23 December.

10 December 2010 17:19 GMT

The agency said it will accept submissions on the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s oil spill prevention and contingency plans, as well as Shell’s proposals to contain any potential blowout, and on worst-case discharge scenarios independently calculated by government staff.

Shell had asked the agency to approve a drilling permit by the end of this month so it can push ahead with plans to drill during the Alaskan summer drilling window.

Environmentalists oppose the plan, claiming exploration places the Arctic environment at serious risk. read more

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Conflicting federal interests exposed in Alaska drilling debate

The administration announced last week that it would continue to ban drilling offshore in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean, but it would let some drilling move ahead, including in the Arctic. But, officials including Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, made it clear they would look carefully at Shell's proposal for the Beaufort.

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