Watching the World Risky weapon in Brent Spar debate

07/15/1996
Driving home from work July 3, I heard on the radio news that Shell had decided to dump Brent spar oil "platform" at sea after all. One of my newspapers the next day told me that plans for deepsea disposal of Brent spar oil "platform" have drawn closer following a new analysis. Another told me the gigantic Brent spar "platform" could be turned into an offshore casino, floating wind generator, or submerged fish farm. These reports puzzled me, because I had attended the same briefing as the radio and newspaper reporters July 3 but heard a different message. Shell U.K. Exploration & Production held the press conference to report new evidence that offshore dismantling of the derelict ...
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