Greenpeace activists protest “hazardous oily sludge” in North Sea
Two Greenpeace campaigners have boarded Shell's Brent Alpha platform in the North Sea. Two protesters from the Netherlands and Denmark claim to have boarded Shell's Brent Alpha and Bravo platforms, which are no longer operational.
Greenpeace said a team of climbers, supported by the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, scaled Brent Alpha and Bravo, located 186 kilometres east of the Shetlands in the northern North Sea, and hung two giant banners with the words “Clean up your mess, Shell!” and “Stop ocean pollution!”.
A Shell spokesperson confirmed that two protestors have boarded the Brent Alpha platform and one has climbed onto the Brent Bravo concrete legs. “Their safety and that of our workers are our prime concern at this moment,” the Shell spokesperson stated.
It said that Shell’s decommissioning plans will leave parts of four Brent oil platforms at sea with a total of around 640,000 cubic metres of oily water and 40,000 cubic metres of oily sediment containing more than 11,000 tonnes of oil. Campaigner Dr. Christian Bussau stated that Shell’s plans to leave parts of the four Brent platforms at sea were a scandal.
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