Greenpeace has apologized to Shell U.K. Exploration & Production over erroneous claims the militant environmental group made about the amount of toxic waste remaining on board the defunct Brent spar loading buoy.
The spar is currently moored in a Norwegian yard while an independent inventory is made of materials and residues in the buoy. This survey will form the basis of future discussions between Shell and the U.K. government over eventual disposal of the buoy, a hot issue raised by Greenpeace.
Peter Melchett, executive director of Greenpeace U.K., last week sent a letter of apology to Chris Fay, chairman and chief executive of Shell U.K. Ltd.
"We were concerned...