Shell Bores Into Arctic Sea Despite Flimsy Safety Tests

via (title unknown) by andrea on 9/10/12


Shell began drilling into the Arctic on Sunday despite little safety testing and without its containment barge.

The company's Noble Discoverer began drilling "pilot holes" 1,400 feet beneath the sea floor in the Chukchi Sea, about 70 miles from the Alaska coast.

"In the days to come, drilling will continue in the Chukchi Sea, and we will prepare for drilling to commence in the Beaufort Sea," the company stated.

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