Totally Unacceptable! Shell given OK to take 21 days to cap a deep well oil blowout off N.S. coast

Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has signed off on Shell Canada’s plan for dealing with a potential deep-well blowout on the Shelburne Basin. Under its Well Containment Plan, Shell says it can have a primary capping stack in place within 12 to 21 days after a blowout. In the environmental assessment for the project, Shell Canada says the capping stack equipment would be brought in from Stavanger, Norway. Shell says it would also deploy a backup capping stack from either Scotland, South Africa, Singapore or Brazil. Read the rest here

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