Mandatory offshore rig removal needs a rethink, environmental experts say
​A survey of international environmental experts suggests that attitudes to the decommissioning of offshore infrastructure, such as oil platforms, have shifted. Almost 95% of the experts, drawn from 10 nations across academia, government and industry, believe that a more flexible, case-by-case, approach to equipment removal would be better for the environment. Removal has potential large-scale environmental impacts, including the loss of biodiversity and destruction of sea-bed habitat.

This is a syndicated post. Read the original at World Fishing & Aquaculture - News 2018-07-03.

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