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Emails say Shell containment dome ‘crushed like a beer can’ in test

Alex DeMarban | Nov 30, 2012

Royal Dutch Shell’s containment dome was “crushed like a beer can” earlier this year in Puget Sound, during failed sea-trial tests that raised questions about the oil giant’s ability to respond to an oil spill in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, according to a Seattle radio station.

The beer-can observation belongs to Mark Fesmire, head of the Alaska office of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). It and other details about what went wrong with the testing are included in emails obtained by KUOW through a Freedom of Information Act request. read more

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Shell’s oil spill containment gear ‘crushed like a beer can’ in testing

SHELL ARCTIC FARCE: “Shell and its federal regulators have been tight-lipped about the failed test. But freedom-of-information requests reveal what happened beneath the surface of Puget Sound.”

By John Ryan, KUOW, Seattle: Posted on November 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Shell Oil has been building and testing equipment designed for the Arctic Ocean in Puget Sound.

In September, a key test of underwater oil-spill equipment was a spectacular failure.

It forced the energy giant to postpone Arctic oil drilling until next summer.

Shell and its federal regulators have been tight-lipped about the failed test. But freedom-of-information requests reveal what happened beneath the surface of Puget Sound. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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