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Total fined for Maersk Oil's pollution in the North Sea

French oil company Total, which acquired Maersk Oil in 2018, has been fined USD 75,000 for Maersk Oil's emission of environmentally harmful chemicals into the North Sea from 2014 to 2017.

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Maersk Oil broke the law by leading tons of environmentally harmful chemicals into the ocean from its oil platforms in the North Sea.

This is now costing the new owner of Maersk Oil, France's Total, a fine of DKK 500,000 (USD 75,000), reports Danish news broadcaster DR Nyheder.

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