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08-16-2011, 08:46 AM
Huge oil spill at North Sea rig

AN OIL spill in the North Sea could amount to more than 200 tons--making it the biggest leak in British waters in a decade. Oil giant Shell said the equivalent of 1,300 barrels, may have spilled into the sea so far in the leak, which began at the Gannet Alpha platform 112 miles east of Aberdeen last week.[Snip]Estimates were only released by Shell yesterday, prompting complaints from environmental groups about a lack of transparency. Glen Cayley, a Shell technical director, said in a statement: “We care about the environment and we regret that the spill happened. We have taken it