Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Shell-Base-in-Wainwright-Alaska-27MZIFVADOZ6.htmlConceptually similarShell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BG0Completed★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BG2Completed★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BGECompleted★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BGICompleted★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BGGCompleted★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BGWCompleted★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BG8Completed★★★★Defence Early Warning Site in AlaskaGP04BFZCompleted★★★★Plane to Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGUCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BGRShell Base in Wainwright AlaskaShell's spill response equipment is stored by a frozen lagoon outside Wainwright, in fresh snow and surrounded by ice. The twenty two containers with oil booms and other spill response equipment were placed by Shell at the end of 2010. The Wainwright inlet where it will be accessed is frozen solid, almost a month before the end of open water season. Oil giant Shell plan to bring a pipeline onshore outside the remote coastal community that will feed an estimated $2.4 trillion worth of oil into the existing infrastructure on land. Cleaning up an oil spill in Arctic waters has not been proven possible.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-North America-United States of America-WainwrightDate:16 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Blue-Coastal Plains-Coastlines-Containers-Day-Equipment-Fences-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-Oil (Industry)-Oil exploration-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Shell (commercial business)-Snow-YellowShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.