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Maersk Oil's pollution triggers review of sanctions

The Danish Parliament's parties will, after the summer break, be summoned to a discussion about the spill of chemicals in the North Sea.

Photo: LISELOTTE SABROE//

A fine of DKK 500,000 (USD 75,500) for a large, international company for spilling more than 100 tons of hazardous chemicals in the North Sea.

Is this a fitting sanction – or how should pollution of the marine environment be punished? Danish Minister for the Environment Lea Wermelin (Social Democratic Party) has asked her officials at the Ministry for the Environment to look into this.

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