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Maersk Oil reported to the police

Maersk Oil reported to the police

10-08-2017 14:00:00


Maersk Oil is being reported to the police by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency after the company has violated the Marine Environment Act regarding oil extraction in the North Sea, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency writes in a press release.

Maersk Oil has in several cases, in violation of the regulations of the Marine Environment Act, derived so-called "red" chemicals in connection with oil extraction in the North Sea. Therefore, the Danish EPA has now decided to report Maersk Oil.

"It's a complicated case and we have no comparable practice in this area. But we consider that the circumstances are so serious that they should be investigated by the police. Therefore we will file a police report," says the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Inger Bergmann.

The chemicals used for oil recovery are divided into a traffic light system in green, yellow, red and black chemicals, where blacks are the most environmentally harmful. The police report comes after the Environmental Protection Agency has asked Maersk Oil on two occasions to explain the course of Maersk Oil's illegal discharge of red chemicals.

"Based on the information in the statements, we have found reason to report to Maersk Oil, and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency will then leave the case to the police. Therefore, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency has no further comments on the matter," says Inger Bergmann.

Maersk's statements have been submitted to the Danish Government's Environment and Food Committee.


Source: Miljøstyrelsen / Maritime Denmark


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