alvorlig miljøkriminalitet



serious environmental crime

Definitions of alvorlig miljøkriminalitet

Defined in section 240 of the Norwegian Penal Code as intentionally or with gross negligence: 1) polluting air, water or land in such a way that the living environment in the area suffers significant damage or is threatened by such damage; 2) storing, abandoning or depositing waste or other substances in a way which creates an obvious risk of such consequences; 3) reducing the natural population of protected organisms which are threatened by extinction on a national or international level; 4) causing significant damage in areas protected by decisions issued under certain acts.