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Conoco shut down after cheating
The Penglai 19-3 oil field of ConocoPhillips China (COPC) was ordered to shut down Friday after it failed to clean up oil spills and admitted to "deliberately cheat" authorities, Xinhua reported. 据新华社报道,周五,康菲中国公司的蓬莱19-3油田被勒令停产,之前,它未能清理干净漏油,还承认“就是骗”官方。
The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said in a statement that COPC failed to meet its requirements of "screening out all potential sources for oil spills and blocking leaks once and for all." But the company on Wednesday submitted a report to the SOA claiming that the two goals had been met. 国家海洋局在一份声明中表示,康菲未能做到“彻底排查溢油风险点、彻底封堵溢油源”的要求。但是该公司周三向海洋局提交报告称,其达成了这两项要求。
When asked by CCTV why it did so, an operator of the oil field said: "We just wanted to deliberately cheat you." 当央视问及公司为什么要这么做时,油田的一名作业人员说:“我们就是骗你。”
The SOA began its verification of the COPC report Thursday, employing satellites, airplanes, ships and underwater robots to evaluate the clean-up work. 海洋局周四开始核实康菲的报告,利用卫星、飞机、船舶和水下机器人评估清理工作。
It determined that "the oil on the seabed near platform C has yet to be completely cleaned and small amounts of oil are still leaking from the seabed. The oil collection measures adopted on platform B can not tackle the root cause of the spill," according to the SOA's statement. 据海洋局的声明称,它断定“C平台海床残留油污未彻底清理,附近仍有油花持续溢出。 B平台附近溢油回收方式也不是根本措施。”
Grey and black slicks could still be spotted on the water's surface about 500 meters away from platform C, according to Xinhua eyewitnesses. 新华社亲眼看到,距C平台500米的水面仍有灰色和黑色的浮油。

An oil field manager said there is no timetable for the final clean-up.

(China.org.cn September 5, 2011)


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