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No way of containing or cleaning up a major oil spill in the Arctic Ocean

BY A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL CO

We all know that Royal Dutch Shell has no way of containing or cleaning up a major oil spill in the Arctic Ocean offshore of Northern Alaska. They don’t have the equipment to handle such a disaster. This has been stated by the US Coast Guard, the US Geological Survey, and other USG agencies. Even the US government does not have the equipment to handle such a disaster and it is making no real effort to bring such equipment to the North Slope area, just in case. Yet the Dept. of the Interior, etc., are granting Shell the permits to go ahead and drill in both the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea leases. read more

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Shell under fire over secrecy on toxic discharges

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE

The Age (Australia): Shell under fire over secrecy on discharges

“Shell Australia has been accused of withholding data showing that high levels of potentially cancer-causing benzene have been released from the oil giant’s Geelong refinery.”

Thursday 18 August 2005
By Ewin Hannan

Geelong Grammar in the foreground with the Shell Geelong oil refinery in the background.
Photo: Craig Abraham

Shell Australia has been accused of withholding data showing that high levels of potentially cancer-causing benzene have been released from the oil giant’s Geelong refinery.

Former CSIRO scientist Chris Mardon, who analysed benzene data recorded by Shell’s air-monitoring equipment, claims record levels of benzene emissions came from the refinery, which is near Geelong Grammar and primary schools, over 13 days in April. read more

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Arctic Drilling Will Begin This Year, Shell Official Says

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A version of this article appeared in print on August 18, 2012, on page B2 of the New York edition

HOUSTON — Despite embarrassing delays and trouble with its equipment, Shell remains confident that it will get final approval from regulators and be able to begin drilling for oil in Arctic waters off the Alaskan coast this summer, the oil company’s top Alaska executive said on Friday.

“We absolutely expect to drill this year,” Peter E. Slaiby, Shell’s vice president in charge of Alaskan operations, said in a telephone interview. “Our confidence continues to grow, and we are feeling good.” read more

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