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category national | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Friday August 29, 2008 15:27author by Starstruck - S2S Report this post to the editors

Urgent callout for support

In the past two hours a mass of State and Shell security has assembled in Broadhaven bay including a heavily armed navy vessel.
This is to protect the first attempt at laying the offshore section of pipe.

The Gardai sealed a section of beach beside the camp illegally for an hour before retreating and now rearriving.
The bay is awash with security vessels,gardai water units and also a large Navy vessel ,possibly "The Orla" which is armed with a canon and smaller guns.
This is the largest recent attempt at crushing any resistance to the Shell project.
There is also a heavy Grada presence on land with protesters being intimidated,filmed and harassed.
Solidarity needed!

author by Seanpublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 16:27Report this post to the editors

Just reading the story on breakingnews.ie now - a Naval Service Spokesman is quoted as saying it is the first time they are aware of the Naval Service being deployed to deal with a civil demonstration.

author by FSB - Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 17:38Report this post to the editors

Today’s activity off Glengad marks yet another escalation of the state’s response to protests against the destruction of Erris and the Great Gas Robbery. The arrival in the bay of the LE Orla about 12 pm today with her 39 crew onboard may be intended to show the Irish people that the state will tolerate no protest or action by anybody, not least Ireland’s citizens, against Shell’s plans.

The involvement of the Naval Service in the ‘policing’ of Broadhaven Bay for Shell is a first for Ireland’s navy – the first time one of their ships has been called upon by the Gardai as ‘back-up’ for a police operation against protests.

According to a Defence Forces spokesman, the LE Orla (which was formerly a British naval gunship patrolling Hong Kong) ‘was requested by Gardaí as back-up at Broadhaven Bay, Co Mayo. It is there as an aid to the civil power. It was requested to assist Gardai and provide them with a platform at sea.’

When asked if an Irish naval ship had been involved in a similar operation before, he replied: ‘Not to my immediate knowledge.’

He added: “The Naval Service has been in discussions with the Gardai about this operation. Any operation we undertake will be with the Gardai. We will not be involved in any operation independently of the Gardai.’

Shell subcontractor activity in the bay has increased today, especially with the deployment of the winching barge today to somewhere near its operating position when the Solitaire comes. News this morning is that the Solitaire has left Killybegs harbour and is somewhere on the high seas between there and Broadhaven Bay. Its arrival there is expected tomorrow at the latest. Locals and Solidarity Camp residents are on high alert, and if people can come over the next 24 hours to help people in the effort to stop Shell on the beach and in the bay they will meet with a very big welcome indeed!

Defence Forces spokesman quotes via www.breakingnews.ie.

Jack-up platform being towed to operating position this morning.
Jack-up platform being towed to operating position this morning.

LE Orla in bay at 12:45 pm today
LE Orla in bay at 12:45 pm today

Jack-up platform in work position today
Jack-up platform in work position today

Over the rocks what can we see? A boat from Ireland's Navee
Over the rocks what can we see? A boat from Ireland's Navee

LE Orla at anchor, Broadhaven Bay
LE Orla at anchor, Broadhaven Bay

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by FSB & TD - Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 17:57Report this post to the editors

Apologies and correction - Solitaire still in Killybegs as of time of posting - 17:45. Was misinformed earlier today, but media sources have intimated that they expect Solitaire's arrival tomorrow sometime. Still considerable Shell subcontractor activity in Broadhaven Bay this evening. LE Orla still at anchor off Glengad. FSB.

In the foreground, you can see exactly what the Guards are so afraid of...
In the foreground, you can see exactly what the Guards are so afraid of...

The LE Orla - cuts a pretty lethal shape in the bay!
The LE Orla - cuts a pretty lethal shape in the bay!

Partners in Crime - Shell and the Navy!
Partners in Crime - Shell and the Navy!

Look closely! Gardai on the beach to prevent access to the water
Look closely! Gardai on the beach to prevent access to the water

A day out on the beach for the detectives?!
A day out on the beach for the detectives?!

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by TD & FSB - Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 18:11Report this post to the editors

Pics by TD posting to Indy by FSB.

Hard-working Shell Insecurity Gardai take a break..
Hard-working Shell Insecurity Gardai take a break..

..as behind them the despoilation they guard continues!
..as behind them the despoilation they guard continues!

Would you want that lot as an audience while swimming?
Would you want that lot as an audience while swimming?

Thw floating winching platform deployed today. Its's gone back to Ballyglass pier as of 5 pm today
Thw floating winching platform deployed today. Its's gone back to Ballyglass pier as of 5 pm today

A bustle of marine activity - all of it criminal!
A bustle of marine activity - all of it criminal!

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by billy idlepublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 19:20Report this post to the editors

This sitiuation is rapidly deteriating to the point were the state appears to be prepared to use potentially deadly force on behalf of Shell. How long the mainstream media cover-up of this can continue is now the question?

author by Mutineerpublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 19:54Report this post to the editors

All joking aside, the local ToysrUs is sold out of dinghies so if you are heading up there please purchase before you arrive.

author by maggiepublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 21:49Report this post to the editors

this spectacle of the Irish Navy helping SHELL steal our national resources spells out the reason for the huge NO vote for the Lisbon Treaty."LUNATICS are running the asylum".

author by local supporterspublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 23:54Report this post to the editors

Presumably Supt. Gilligan of Belmullet has been informed today that Gardai presence on the strand to prevent access to the sea and strand is illegal. The law is quite clear, and the Supt should be reminded of that. Journalists are present too, and the Supt should be pressed daily to make a statement about Gardai activities.

author by Starstruck - S2Spublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 23:59Report this post to the editors

So heres the latest after a long and tense day here in the wild west from today.
The police presence was increased this morning in the area,both on land and water,that was the indication that something was about to happen
At around midday the dredger platform was towed in.
People then started to assemble from the various points in the area and about 40 cops then went onto the beach and said noone was allowed to go there as it was a\ "restricted area".
The legality of this move was challenged in front of the TG4 camera and after half an hour the cops fucked off.and loitered thereafter for a few hours
The winch vessel was then towed across the bay
Just as they were about to go in the winch vessel turned around and headed back to the pier at Ballinglass - seemingly just a practice run who knows.
All this time there were about 5-7 security and Garda water unit boats patrolling the bay as well as the L.E Orla ,a Navy battleship with a big fuck off cannon on the front as well as smaller weaponry.
This is a full scale state and corporate assault on the bay,make no mistake.
The Solitaire,the main pipe-laying ship which Shell only have for a limited period etc is still in Killybegs,but is rumoured by both TG4 and RTE to be leaving Saturday morning.
Several Erris fishermen are still at sea standing guard over their lobster pots which Shell must remove to commence work.
They are facing extreme intimidation.
Hope some of ye can make it down or maybe do an action where ye are.
Solidarity.

author by FSB! & TD - Shell to Seapublication date Sat Aug 30, 2008 07:58Report this post to the editors

At about 4:30pm yesterday some solidarity campers wend for a swim and a paddle. The Shell/Garda response was immediate, with the Shell/Garda boats in quickly among the dinghies and swimmers, behaving aggressively and interfering with the campers' enjoyment of the ocean. After a half-hour or so of aquatic 'stand-off', the action ended when it became clear that the two platforms were being towed back to Ballyglass pier (after having done another day's despoilation!). the campers returned to land wet, but happy. Well done to the RSC nautical wing!

Photos by TD, posting by FSB!

Like an invasion force, the Shell Armada array across Broadhaven Bay
Like an invasion force, the Shell Armada array across Broadhaven Bay

Solidarity boaters off for a paddle
Solidarity boaters off for a paddle

Making it down the shingle beach
Making it down the shingle beach

Getting in the water
Getting in the water

Solidarity Flotilla confronts the Shell Armada
Solidarity Flotilla confronts the Shell Armada

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by TD & FSB! - Shell to Seapublication date Sat Aug 30, 2008 08:05Report this post to the editors

Pics by TD, posting by FSB!

Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 1
Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 1

Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 2
Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 2

Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 3
Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 3

Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 4
Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 4

Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 5
Solidarity David vs Shell Goliath - 5

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by TD & FSB! - Shell to Seapublication date Sat Aug 30, 2008 08:15Report this post to the editors

Photos by both of us, silly captions etc by FSB!

They daren't get wet or there goes the uniform allowance!
They daren't get wet or there goes the uniform allowance!

Just back from a dip in Ireland's most endangered bay
Just back from a dip in Ireland's most endangered bay

The LE Orla at 7pm last evening, just before weighing anchor and splitting beyond the horizon
The LE Orla at 7pm last evening, just before weighing anchor and splitting beyond the horizon

A slick of turbid water where Shell's ravagers had been dredging
A slick of turbid water where Shell's ravagers had been dredging

The same pollution viewed from the camp
The same pollution viewed from the camp

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by observerpublication date Sat Aug 30, 2008 08:55Report this post to the editors

Shell method being followed page by page in the stealing of Irish resources supported by an increasing rogue State Cabinet and Dail and head in the sand public media.
The history of the Corrib gas project to date is a big insult to the people of Ireland as all its elected representatives collude with a private company Shell to remove resources from the country. Project splitting, peculiar consents and the use of State oppression makes it now close to armed robbery. First, the Gardai and then suspect private security and now the Navy. Involved are the Minister of the Environment... Minister of the Marine... Minister of Agriculture... Minister of Health... Minister of Trade... Minister of Defence...Minister of Justice...
The latter when Minister of Foreign Affairs set up a Conflict Resolution Unit in the Government in February 2008, just a few months ago. He will find that conflicts anywhere currently have to do with resource control. So while the Conflict Resolution Unit gets to work in East Timor it totally ignores conflict in Broadhaven Bay. Army troops are in protection mode in Chad while almost on the offensive in Broadhaven Bay. What you do not do at home gives poor chance of success anywhere else.

author by FSB! - Shell to Seapublication date Sat Aug 30, 2008 13:11Report this post to the editors

It's amazing how some 'Oirish' daily newspapers can give this story its correct prominence, when their native counterparts coyly relegate the story to inside the covers. The coverage in the stable of 'newspapers' owned by Ireland's most prominent media baron 'Sir Anthony' O'Reilly often verges on incitement to murder in its defence of Shell and the promotion of O'Reilly's 'carried interests' in the Dunquin gas field and others via Providence Resources. O'Reilly is nothing more that a toff squatter on the country's resources. Evicting Shell, Exxon Mobil and 'Sir Anthony' will require more than the usual fortitude since the people of Ireland cannot call on the cops to assist them in the removal of these well-got parasites from our commonweal.
The other native papers do cover the story, and occasionally they do in-depth articles, but they too are curiously afflicted by a certain coyness as to placement of the story on the front page, and also by a curious leniency toward the behaviour of Shell and the Gardai during this dispute. Even though the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner are not state-owned organs, they both have exhibited a kind of reticence in calling Garda violence and intimidation in Co. Mayo for what it is; the reputation of the state and its servants is of some concern to them. There could also be advertiser pressure on them, too.
All said though, it says a lot that it takes a paper from outside the native stable to give this story its proper weighting.

Check out the following Indymedia story link for more on ireland's classiest squatter, 'Sir Anthony' O'Reilly - http://www.indymedia.ie/article/88795

The headline says it all really..
The headline says it all really..

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by TD & FSB! - RSCpublication date Sat Aug 30, 2008 15:36Report this post to the editors

Photos by TD, captions & text by FSB!

Shell's gunboat deployed against the Irish citizens that help pay for its upkeep carries uncomfortable resonances for those aware of historical precedents. From the threatened naval shelling of Daniel O'Connell's monster meeting in October 1843 (cancelled due to threats of state violence) and the shelling of Dublin by British Navy ships in 1916. Are these the maritime traditions that Ireland's Naval Service wish to uphold?

Local skipper Pat 'the Chief' O'Donnell getting in the face of Shell's gunboat
Local skipper Pat 'the Chief' O'Donnell getting in the face of Shell's gunboat

Beneath the shadow of Shell's hired guns - not just a fishing boat but a whole community
Beneath the shadow of Shell's hired guns - not just a fishing boat but a whole community

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by JMpublication date Sun Aug 31, 2008 05:06Report this post to the editors

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008
Irish Daily Mail

This is the first time we have been used against civilian protestors, says Navy as gunboat is sent to protect Broadhaven Bay pipeline

By Sandra Murphy

A NAVY gunboat was yesterday deployed to help gardai quell escalating protests by Shell to Sea campaigners at the Corrib gas site.

The Navy admitted that sending in the LE Orla, a 39-man warship, was the first time the Navy had been used against civilian demonstrators.

The gunboat was brought in because protesters had entered the water in a bid to halt pipeline works.

But despite this admission, and claims that the armed forces were being used to 'crush' protests, gardai said they were within their rights to call in the warship as back-up.

The move comes only a week after pictures of a digger dropping a bucket full of earth on top of a protester caused national concern over events at the site.

John Gilligan, Garda superintendent in Belmullet, Co. Mayo, said the decision to call in the warship had been made for ‘operational reasons' because lives had been put at risk.

He said; 'There has been on-going concerns at this type of protest tactic and given the environment that we are dealing with - the sea - there is a level of danger to consider. He said the Garda Water Unit was put in an awkward position and the lives of protesters, Shell workers and gardai were put in danger.

‘The last thing anyone wants is somebody to get hurt,' he said.

He said last week's incident where gardai wrestled with 15 Shell to Sea activists who entered the sea to try and halt the offshore gas pipeline was 'the most dangerous to date'.

In their attempt to stop pipeline dredging works, he said there was a real safety fear as the protesters surrounded the heavy machinery.

'Last Thursday was a very dangerous situation, probably the worst we have experienced here. And it was because of the extreme steps they took, eight were arrested under the Public Order Act. Today was not as dangerous. However, it had every potential of being as much.’

Yesterday's incident occurred when campaigners crossed the safety line and entered waters in Glengad in eight rubber dinghies and emerged in wet suits.

Apparently concerned that they may drown in the dangerous swell near the work site, the head of operations called in the Irish Defence Forces to provide them with the LE Orla.

A spokesman for the naval service said he could not recall any of its ships ever being directly involved in an operation against demonstrators.

Campaigners opposed to the Corrib off-shore pipeline are expected to step up protests as the world's largest pipe-laying ship, Solitaire, is due to sail in.

John Monaghan spokesman of anti-Corrib group Pobal Chill Chomain, last night hit out at 'the abuse of power' by calling in the naval services.

'The Navy coming in shows what the State intends to do. They literally want to crush any opposition to their botched plans for the Corrib project.' A Defence Forces spokesman said the Le Orla, which was formally a British naval gunship patrolling Hong Kong, was merely carrying out its duty.

'It is there as an aid to the civil power. It was requested to assist gardai and provide them with a platform at sea.'

Asked if an Irish naval ship had been involved in a similar capacity before, he replied: ‘Not to my immediate knowledge.’

He added; 'The Naval Service has been in discussions with the gardai about this operation. Any operation we undertake will be with the gardai.’

Shell said the Solitaire was still anchored off Killybegs in Co. Donegal and was expected to travel to the Mayo coast in next few days when conditions improved.

A spokesman said: ‘The work that is continuing at the site at the moment is preparatory work, and surveying work, including excavating a trench ahead of the Solitaire arriving.'

Shell E&P has said it recognises people’s right to protest but urged everyone to take sensible precautions near the vessels and site at Glengad.

Protesters have vowed to continue their campaign until work on the pipeline stops.

sandra.murphy@dailymail.ie

Related Link: http://www.dailymail.ie
author by Fred Johnstonpublication date Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:29Report this post to the editors

That Shell can nudge the government into sending out a gunboat to 'protect' its ravishing of our resources says it all for the kind of sell-anything government we have; we should remember, of course, that our resources were flogged off under a previous government, even though the current one is merely reinforcing that affair. The Dáil should be ashamed of itself, if shame is still a currency they deal in. This is the kind of thing that would have happened under old Colonial rules.

author by TD & FSB! - RSCpublication date Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:44Report this post to the editors

Yesterday evening (Saturday 30th) part of Shell to Sea's aquatic protest unit took the opportunity to approach Shell's gunboat, the LE Orla. The Shell to Sea mission was carrying a letter for the captain expressing disgust at his ship's presence on Shell's side here and S2S's determination to resist this mailed-fisted 'policing' of protests on sea and land in NW Mayo. He was also offered a Shell ensign for his ship to fly in order to avoid confusion during protest operations at sea. Furthermore, considering the LE Orla's assumed role at Shell's beck and call, the Shell to Sea campaign asserts its greater right to Ireland's flag since S2S is defending the Irish people's interest in our offshore energy resources and a beleaguered community under assault from an unfaithful government. Unfortunately, the Orla's captain refused to receive either the letter or the flag, which will add to the lethal confusion in Broadhaven Bay and all over Ireland when S2S take to the waves to defend Ireland's resources, community and environment.

Approaching Shell's gunboat to deliver letter and ensign
Approaching Shell's gunboat to deliver letter and ensign

Attempting communications with Shell gunboat the Orla
Attempting communications with Shell gunboat the Orla

After attempted communications were refused, S2S proceed to round the Orla
After attempted communications were refused, S2S proceed to round the Orla

Orla circled, S2S on way home
Orla circled, S2S on way home

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by Sevinch - WSM-Personal Capacitypublication date Sun Aug 31, 2008 13:14Report this post to the editors

, LEAKED MEMOS REVEAL

Istanbul, March 26, 1996 (GP) - The multinational oil company Shell has, over a 25 year period, systematically polluted a huge underground reserve of potential drinking water in an aquifer near the city of Diyarbakir in Southeast Turkey where up to two million people live, Greenpeace revealed at a press conference in Istanbul.

Internal Shell documents leaked to Greenpeace and released today show that Shell has pumped 487.5 million barrels of production water contaminated with crude oil, solvents and other chemicals into the Midyat aquifer between 1973 and 1994. (1)

The documents reveal that Shell knew it was polluting the aquifer, and allocated money to reduce the problem. However, Shell later stopped the work, clawed back the money and sold the operation to the international operating company, Perenco.

One of the internal memos leaked to Greenpeace, dated December 22 1995 states: "It is unfortunate to see a change of priorities towards maximising cash before divestment by sacrificing environmental targets" (2).

Many of the Shell documents confirm that Shell managers knew that the injection into the aquifer was against both European Union and Turkish environmental regulations. (3) Indeed the Turkish Government tried to order Shell to stop the pollution.

Paul Horsman, Greenpeace International's Oil Campaigner, said in Istanbul: "The double standards and the non-existent ethics of Shell are now clear to everybody. Shell and Perenco are just keen to make money at the expense of the environment and the people of Turkey. Shell would have never injected polluted water into aquifers in Britain or The Netherlands."

-----------------------------------------------------------
and from http://archive.greenpeace.org/majordomo/index-press-rel....html
Internal Shell documents leaked to Greenpeace and released last
March show that Shell has pumped 487.5 million barrels of
production water contaminated with crude oil, solvents and other
chemicals into the Midyat aquifer between 1973 and 1994. Shell
sold these oil fields to Perenco last December. The Shell
"Midyat Adsorption Study" said that an additional 172.3 million
barrels of polluted water will be injected into the aquifer by
the end of 2001. Perenco is clearly responsible for this
additional pollution.

Perenco plc is an international oil and gas operating company
formed by merging the two companies, Kelt Energy plc and
Perenco. It is based in London and Paris with exploration and
production interests in the US, Britain, Colombia, Gabon and
Cameroon.

"Perenco's main business strategy has been to buy unprofitable
oil fields and drilling assets from big multinationals like
Shell. The company then operates the new business at a profit
after staff and operating costs to a minimum," said Hullu.
"Company officials boast that they operate with 50 per cent of
the original staff major and without a substantial number of
expatriates, and that they are not afraid to make themselves
unpopular with other oil companies, contractors, or government
departments."

One of the leaked Shell documents described operations at the
oil fields near Diyarbakir that are now controlled By Perenco
and where the latest accident occurred. The "Technical Safety
Audit, N.V. Turske Shell, Production Diyarbakir, Dated Sept
1991 Report EP 91-1810" said:

"...communications between management and operatives are

ineffective and management cannot control the safety of the work
site or set the standard for the operation....the quality of

technical work is inadequate and operating procedures such as
work permits, limiting access to facilities or restricting
smoking to safe areas are not properly enforced... the analysis
of the non-sabotage causes, shows corrosion to be increasing,
especially if "weather" failures, frozen pipe splitting, are
included as partly attributable to corrosion."

Greenpeace believes that these standards went even further down
after Perenco took over these oil fields from Shell in December
1995

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Berto Hullu in Istanbul,
++90-542-2317249; or Press Officer Fouad Hamdan , temporarily
based in Hamburg, ++49-40-30618447.
You can also call the General Manager of Perenco in Ankara: Mr.
Daniel Colomb, 0090-312-4465663

ATTENTION EDITORS: You can order from Greenpeace the following
documents: - Greenpeace Summary: Shell Double Standards and
Ethics: Polluting an aquifer in Turkey
- Greenpeace report: The systematic pollution of aquifer
- Greenpeace report. Shell Operations in Turkey
- Greenpeace factsheet: NV Turkse Shell and Perenco
- Copies of all confidential Shell documents and memos
- Shell graph showing how Shell polluted Midyat aquifer

NOTES:
Shell experts are quoted in the leaked reports as saying that
the solution is the injection of the contaminated water into the
Mardin oil reservoir, where the water comes from and which is
much deeper than the Midyat aquifer. The documents reveal that
in the "worst case" the aquifer could be polluted under
Diyarbakir between the years 2030 and 2060. The reported
"likely" case is contamination at Diyarbakir after 840-1000
years. One barrel is 159 liters. 487.5 million barrels are
77512.5 million liters. The injected water contained among other
substances crude oil, the demulsifier/solvent ShellSol-R 1:1 and
chloride (Source: "Shell Midyat Adsorption Study", no date).
Many of the Shell documents leaked to Greenpeace confirm that
Shell managers knew that the injection into the aquifer is
against European Union and Turkish environmental regulations.
This practice will effect the lives of future generations in and
around Diyarbakir who, at some time in the future, will probably
have to get drinkable water from remote areas.

After receiving all Shell documents, Greenpeace met with Shell representatives in Istanbul last January. Greenpeace asked them questions relating to the pollution of the aquifer. The Shell representatives denied that the oil content in the water was high as revealed by their documents.

The Shell documents reveal that an additional 172.3 million barrels of polluted water will be injected into the aquifer by the end of 2001 (4). In the "worst case" the aquifer could be polluted up to 14-20 km away from the well by the year 2006 and that by 2030-2060 it will be under the City of Diyarbakir with aquifer contamination for 100-300 years. The reported "likely" case is pollution apparent at 2.5-5 km from a well and contamination at Diyarbakir after 840-1000 years. (5).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Paul Horsman in Istanbul, ++90-542-2317249; or Greenpeace Mediterranean Office spokesman Fouad Hamdan in Hamburg, ++49-40-30618447; or Cindy Baxter at Greenpeace Communications in London, ++44-171-8330600.

ATTENTION EDITORS: Greenpeace has the following documents:
- Greenpeace Summary: Shell Double Standards and Ethics: Polluting an aquifer in Turkey
- Greenpeace report: The systematic pollution of aquifer
- Greenpeace report. Shell Operations in Turkey
- Greenpeace factsheet: NV Turkse Shell and Perenco
- Copies of all confidential Shell documents and memos
- Shell graph showing how Shell polluted Midyat aquifer

NOTES:

1. One barrel is 159 liters. 487.5 million barrels are 77512.5 million liters. The injected water contained among other substances crude oil, the demulsifier/solvent ShellSol-R 1:1 and chloride (Source: "Shell Midyat Adsorption Study", no date).

2. A memo from "EDR to MEP and EDM", copied to OM, Mr D. Colomb (Perenco NVTS MEP Designate) and Mr, M, Veille (Perenco NVTS OM Designate), dated 22/12/1995 and called "Subject: NVTS Azca Water Disposal Wells" addresses the current situation and uncertainties. The document reports on a meeting held on 7/12/1995 with the new owners, Perenco.

3. In a Shell memo from Lukas dated 23/1/87, said: "EEC regulations are clear: 'In EC countries it is not allowed to discharge dehydration water to shallow aquifers, to avoid any risk of contamination of sources of drinking/irrigation water'. Turkish law is less definitive... Quote: 'It is prohibited to discharge, store, transport and dispose pollutants and residues to the receiving environment in a manner harmful to the environment directly or indirectly against standards and methods stipulated in regulations. In cases where there is a probability of pollution, those concerned are obliged to prevent pollution...' Unquote. The regulations referred to have not yet been promulgated."

4. Ibid 1. 5. In a letter from NV Turkse Shell Diyarbakir to Shell headquarters in the Hague in the Netherlands, dated 9/9/1994 and signed by D. van Donk, are attached photocopies of viewgraphs. Viewgraph 1: "NVTS Historical Water Injection" shows that 487.5 million barrels of production water has been injected into the Midyat aquifer between 1973 and 1994." Viewgraph 3 speaks of the "Possible Consequences of Existing Practice of Midyat Injection".

Related Link: http://archive.greenpeace.org/comms/brent/mar26.html
author by FSB! - RSCpublication date Sun Aug 31, 2008 19:59Report this post to the editors

To find out more about Shell's latest floating 'asset' click the related link given below.

Curiously, at this link: http://www.military.ie/dfhq/pubrel/news/index.htm , and on their homepage newswire there is no mention of this latest deployment of Defence Forces personnel at the time of this posting. If I were them I'd be embarrassed too!

Related Link: http://www.military.ie/naval/flotilla/p41/orla.htm
author by FSB! - RSC Coastwatchpublication date Mon Sep 01, 2008 22:19Report this post to the editors

Shell's fancy getaway vessel for the Great Gas Robbery was spotted leaving the bay yesterday afternoon about 4pm. It returned today about lunchtime. It's currently anchored off Ballyglass Pier.

Shell War-Boat Orla on her way out of Broadhaven on Sunday afternoon
Shell War-Boat Orla on her way out of Broadhaven on Sunday afternoon

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by FSB! - RSC Coastwatchpublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:46Report this post to the editors

Same photo twice - bit Father Ted 'Sheep of the Year' of me. Here's the one I should've put up.

Shell War-Boat Orla on way out of Broadhaven Bay Sun. afternoon
Shell War-Boat Orla on way out of Broadhaven Bay Sun. afternoon

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com
author by croakpublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:17Report this post to the editors

to rescue civilians from the sea or bring them to hospital for treatments not offered in this country.........it's amazing the red duster isn't guarding Shell from the kayaks now. Shouldn't they be out sinking cocaine shipments instead of intefering with a local man's lobster pots?

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