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BP given go-ahead for deep-water well west of Shetland

Oil giant BP has been given consent to drill a controversial deep-water well west of Shetland.

The UK government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said it had thoroughly examined BP's environmental impact and emergency response plans.

Environmental organisations have expressed concern at the news.

David Shukman reports.

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