Oil industry targets drill cuttings legacy

An initiative on how to deal with the piles of drill cuttings which lie at the base of many North Sea installations has been launched by the UK offshore oil industry, partly in response to demands by environmental groups that the material should be brought ashore. The initiative - which comes amid moves to tighten controls under the Oslo and Paris (OSPAR) Conventions - suggests that the industry has learned some lessons from the Brent Spar fiasco.

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