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70° North - Arctic Documentation
Aerial view of Wainwright, Alaska. The native city in the Alaskan Arctic sets to be transformed within a year. 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 which has pumped money into Alaska since the seventies. Cleaning up an oil spill in Arctic waters has not been proven possible, but Shell remain confident that they will be able to clean up 95 percent of any oil spilled. Despite a legal challenge to one of the necessary permits, the Hague based company are soon expected to announce if they will continue to deploy for 2012’s open water season. The Olgoonik corporation who own the lands around Wainwright are set to benefit from revenues by leasing land to Shell, but how the native community will benefit and be affected is still yet to be confirmed.
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