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Denmark earmarks millions for sulfur monitoring

The Danish government has earmarked DKK 12 million to monitor ships' sulfur use in the country's waters for the next four years. And starting next year, it could become possible to publicly name shipping companies caught violating the sulfur regulations.

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The government in Denmark has earmarked DKK 12 million (USD 1.8 million) for the next four years to enforce the 0.1 percent sulfur cap in the country's waters, says the country's Ministry of Environment and Food in a press release.

"We're doing oil samples in ports, but we also have helicopters to monitor from the air, and a 'pollution sniffer' on the Great Belt Bridge. These have been extraordinary measures, but now we're ensuring a four-year financing. It's important to ensure cleaner air to benefit our health and the environment," says minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen in the press release.

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