Statfjord Oil Spill | Norway | 1 Millions Gallons Oil | Dec 2007

Cleanup In The North Sea Is Impossible Once a Major Spill Takes Place

West Atlas Explosion and and Spill

The Statfjord oil platform.

About a million gallons of crude oil were pumped into the North Sea on December 12, 2007 as the shuttle tanker Navion Britannia was loading StatoilHydro AS’s oil from a buoy. According to the company, the problem was a leaky hose. Rough seas and high winds prevented a cleanup in the days after the spill, after which time it was pointless. In the cold waters of the North Sea, the oil will still be there for a long time.

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