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Environmental benefits of leaving offshore infrastructure in the ocean

Published on: 5. July 2018
Author: juliet.landro

More than 7500 oil and gas platforms and wind turbines will become obsolete in the next few decades. Full removal may not be the best plan after all, according to new survey of international experts.

Environmental benefits of leaving offshore infrastructure in the ocean

Current policy is that  “leaving the seabed as you found it” is the best way to minimize environmental impacts. This is may not be the case.

Over their 20-30 -year lifetime, offshore platforms and wi

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