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What's happening in Shell's Tunnel?

By: 
ErrisCamera - YouTube

[Shell to Sea]  Sruwaddacon Estuary is supposed to be a special area of conservation, yet Shell's damage and pollution is allowed to continue on unchecked.  Terence Conway reported that the area that he stated on the video was 15 metres diameter on the 6th July was 25 metres by the 7th July.

Strange depressions and bubbling puddles appear in Sruwaddacon tidal estuary, where Shell are tunnelling. It seems that air or gas is emerging from sand above the place where the boring machine is at work, indicating that water may be leaking in to the tunnel...

Posted Date: 
7 July 2013

Reports of sinkholes on strand above Corrib gas pipe tunnel investigated

By: 
Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary where the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline is being laid.

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary where the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline is being laid. Shell E&P Ireland says it has informed “relevant authorities” of the occurrences during tunnel boring machine maintenance, which it says pose “no risk to public safety”. The company says they are “not sinkholes” but are “shallow temporary depressions of approximately one to two feet in depth”. However, residents living along the pipeline tunnel route through Sruwaddacon estuary – a special area of conservation (SAC) – say that some of the holes are up to three metres deep and three metres wide.

Posted Date: 
6 July 2013

Betrogen = Conned

By: 
Bock the Robber

Isn’t it good to see that the newspapers are still reporting the rape of Ireland’s natural resources?

Who knew that anyone remembered how we gave away our fisheries?  Even more surprisingly, in the face of massive governmental pressure, what brave journalists are still willing to speak out about the blatant theft of our energy resources?

 

mayo gas robbery

Posted Date: 
2 July 2013

8 years of intense struggle against Shell continues this week in Erris

By: 
Andrew Flood - WSM

The first direct actions of the Erris struggle against Shell took place 8 years ago when 6 locals were injuncted and then 5 of them jailed for refusing to allow Shell onto their lands.  In the 8 years that have passed there have been countless direct actions, dozens of arrests, about two dozen jailings and hundreds of people attacked by Garda or Shell's security company IRMS.  But as the first two days of the week of action demonstrated that intense level of repression over so many years has yet to end effective resistance.

 

Posted Date: 
25 June 2013

Shell compound breached, equipment destroyed in 2nd day of action

By: 
WSM

The second day of the week of action saw an unexpected success when Shell to Sea campaigners managed to breach Shells fortified compound and force security to retreat to the inner compound.  While this happened much of the equipment, in particular the spy cameras, in  the outer compound was damaged or destroyed

Posted Date: 
23 June 2013
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