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Saturday, 11 November 2017

GreenPeace: BP, Total risk oil spill with 30% chance of reaching Amazon Reef

BP, Total risk oil spill with 30% chance of reaching Amazon Reef
London, 4 July 2017 - A consortium of oil companies including BP and Total may be only a few weeks away from getting permission to drill for oil close to the barely explored Amazon Reef. Scientific experts have raised concern about plans to drill in the Amazon Mouth Basin, as the companies admit there is up to a 30% chance of oil reaching the reef in an oil spill scenario, based on their own modelling.[1] Sara Ayech, Oil campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said: "Marine biologists are calling the Amazon Reef a new biome, a unique ecosystem, which had been thought impossible. But it is already under threat from BP and an oil industry willing to risk spills and worse in their pursuit of fuel which...
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