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Farmers upset Shell closing boreholes

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Farmers upset Shell closing boreholes

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A GROUP of Christ Church farmers locked in litigation with Shell Oil Company over an oil spill that happened more than 25 years ago want to know why the company has been closing boreholes.

Concerned farmers said workmen turned up last week and started preparing to close the holes at Gibbons that were being used to test levels of oil on the lands.

Farmer Cameron Sinckler said it made no sense to him since the lawsuit was outstanding.

And this action could lead back to the court system.

“This lawsuit started in 2010 and this is six years and we haven’t come to a settlement,” he said. “The last time we went to court was in April last year and we are still waiting for a judge to get appointed.” (MB)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.