Title Could oil rigs be good for the ocean? Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet ABC program 'The Signal' Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 17mins 25sec Country Australia Date 23/07/21 Description More than a thousand oil and gas wells off the Australian coastline are nearing the end of their lives.
Once they're decommissioned, it'll fall to the extractive industries to foot the $50 billion clean-up bill.
There is a cheaper alternative though: for half the price, they can leave everything more or less exactly where it is.
This episode of The Signal discusses whether companies are just pitching an elaborate version of ocean dumping, or whether it is somehow a win for the environment too?
Producer/Author ABC URL https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/the-signal/rig-to-reef-dilemma/13466330 Persons Tina Soliman Hunter