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PLAN TO DUMP EIGHT TOXIC OIL PLATFORMS INTO BASS STRAIT

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Aging oil platforms iin Bass Strait

PLAN TO DUMP EIGHT TOXIC OIL PLATFORMS INTO BASS STRAIT

 

Media Conference

10am Saturday 16 March, Melbourne

Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith Street, Collingwood (enter via Perry Street and up stairs)

 

As reported by The Age & SMH today: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/audacious-bid-to-dump-old-oil-rigs-on-bass-strait-sea-floor-20240312-p5fbpl.html#

 

A multinational fossil fuel company has applied to the federal government to dump the majority of eight oil and methane platforms into the sea close to the Gippsland coast in Victoria.

Esso, which is owned by Woodside and ExxonMobil, wants to remove the topsides of the platforms before cutting the massive pylons, or jackets, and dumping them into the ocean.

They are full of mercury and other toxins as well as thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste.


Contact details:

Jeff Waters

0498 111 261

jeff.waters@foe.org.au

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