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Bill Campbell support for Shell plans?

 “Shell attacked over plan to ‘litter the sea’ by leaving behind oil rig bases”

By Bill Campbell

Littering the North Sea appears a rather emotive statement by the Professor, quite appalling, completely unacceptable etc. He also links the plans for the concrete structures to an outsourcing of jobs from Glasgow which is unrelated to the structures.

Professor Russell previously wrote about the storage cells containing radioactive material also in an exaggerated way, the sludge contains naturally occurring low-level radioactive material which many studies declare does not pose a risk to persons or the environment.

Any reasoned risk analysis would conclude that the environmental risks of the structures staying in situ are balanced by the environmental risks of dismantling these huge structures at some onshore dockyard.

What a comprehensive risk analysis would also conclude would be that the safety risks of dismantling these reinforced concrete structures onshore are highly significant compared to the almost negligible safety risks of leaving the structures where they are.

If your overarching concerns is for the health and safety of any involved workforce the case for leaving the structures where they are should, in my opinion, dominate any decision-making process on the grounds of safety.

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