By David Middleton – Re-Blogged From WUWT
Facebook abandons broken drilling equipment under Oregon coast seafloor
Updated Aug 13, 2020
By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Despite their concerns, and a vocal campaign to stop the project, construction began earlier this year.
Then, on April 28, the drilling crew hit an unexpected area of hard rock. The drill bit became lodged and the drill pipe snapped 50 feet below the seafloor. The crew was able to recover some of the equipment, but they left the rest where it lay.