NHK: Shell oil drums found in Hokkaido

Tonight, NHK showed oil drums bearing the Shell logo and name on its evening news, as evidence that the Dutch company is responsible for the horrific oil spill in Hokkaido recently. The oil spill has infuriated local residents. 5000 migrating birds have been found dead on the beaches in this remote area of northern Japan. I tried to search for Shell and Hokkaido, and found some information on this Sakhalin oil and gas project website. Shell, together with Mitsubishi, Mitsui and Gazprom, are expanding their environmental and social destruction of Sakhalin Island, with support, it seems, from the international financial institutions.

What is Shell doing to make sure its partners are protecting the environment, or will they just ignore this incident?


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