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Shell North Sea oil spill is ‘substantial’

FROM THE FINANCIAL TIMES August 15, 2011 5.34 pm

An underwater pipeline leak from a North Sea platform operated by Royal Dutch Shell could already have spilt “several hundred tonnes of oil”, which would make it the biggest spill in the UK in the past decade, according to the government.

Although the spill is small in comparison with BP’s last year in the Gulf of Mexico and its size is subject to revision, it is nevertheless “substantial”…

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