The Canadian Press

2015-08-05 | NS Shell Blowout

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Environmentalists are questioning why the federal environmental protection agency has approved an offshore drilling plan that allows up to 21 days to contain a subsea blowout off the coast of Nova Scotia. The most recent U.S. regulation, involving a Shell project off Alaska, requires technology to be on hand to cap the blowout within 24 hours. Mark Butler of the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax says he thinks the Canadian regulatory system has grown too lax. (A spokesman for Shell says that a subsea blowout is unlikely and that there is a capping system that can be brought from Stavanger, Norway if other methods to end the blowout don't work.)

Date: 2015-08-05
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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