Nova Scotia Fishing industry slams proposals on capping offshore blowouts

Potential regulations that would allow Shell Canada up to three weeks to cap a subsea blowout while drilling off the coast of Nova Scotia are not being met favourably by at least one fishing industry representative. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued its approval in June of Shell Canada’s plan to drill up to seven exploration wells at the Shelburne Basin, roughly 250 kilometres offshore. Shell’s plan includes predictions that it would take 12 to 21 days to bring a vessel and a capping system in from Norway. Shell said it would keep a backup capping stack on standby from either Scotland, South Africa, Singapore or Brazil. Read the rest here 18:05

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