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Acute pollution incidents up in Norway

Norway's pollution control authority (SFT) said today that it registered 475 reports of acute pollution incidents by oil and chemicals last year, totalling 2509 cubic metres, against 425 incidents and 1491 cubic metres in 2000. The 12.5% increase in volume is largely attributable to releases from land-based industry, while discharges associated with offshore petroleum activities have declined, the agency added in a statement. See press release.

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