Worst UK oil spill for 10 years

(guardian.co.uk) North Sea suffers worst oil spill for 10 years : Footage from Marine Scotland, the government body that manages Scottish waters, of the worst oil spill in the North Sea for a decade.

Shell says there have been two leaks at the Gannet Alpha platform, just over 100 miles east of Aberdeen. The first was discovered on 10 August, and has already spilled about 1,300 barrels of oil into the sea – more than the amount spilled across the whole of 2009. It claims that the first leak is ‘pretty much dead’ and the second is minor

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