As It Happens Report From Adrian Loveridge
Today, (Thursday 3rd January 2008), I visited Oistins at the Southern Farmers request and witnessed a bucket being lowered into a well close to the road and where an Urban Development project is taken place.
The well was about 500 feet from the beach and when the bucket was lifted it contained what appeared to be almost pure kerosene.
Also there was Mr Lashley, Mr Boyce, Mr Jones and Senator Lowe of the DLP, The PEP candidate, several members of the media including the Advocate, Nation and CBC.
I did not see any Government representative.
I understand that Shell has admitted liability for the leaking pipes but the the settlement offered is simply not adequate.
I call on Shell to settle and the Government which has allowed this matter to drag on for the entire duration their office.
CBC TV news will probably carry the story tonight.
UPDATE: See Nation News Article Concern Over Oil In Well
BFP June 20, 2007 – Pollution Recklessness Should Disqualify Shell And Exxon From Barbados Oil Bids
BFP August 23, 2006 – Shell Barbados Pipeline Leaks Still Not Cleaned Up