Oil cuttings leach toxic waste to North Sea

Toxic metals are leaching into the North Sea from piles of cuttings left under oil rigs that were previously assumed to be stable, according to a new study by the National Environmental Research Council and the oil industry. Some seven million cubic metres of cuttings currently lie under 1500 North Sea rigs.

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