A fuel film on the Danube near Vienna on Thursday led to a major deployment by the fire department. The affected section was also closed to shipping traffic in the morning. The police had no specific clues as to who caused the fuel leak on Friday. She is investigating unknown perpetrators.
The surveys are carried out due to negligent environmental damage, said police spokesman Paul Eidenberger. The Criminal Code (StGB) provides for a custodial sentence of up to one year or a fine of up to 720 daily rates. In the event of serious environmental damage or damage to flora and fauna, there is even a risk of two years in prison.
A police patrol had noticed the pollution on Thursday morning near the Danube Island. The fuel film was fought with oil barriers. In the afternoon, the fire brigade had removed the fuel, and the affected section was again released for shipping.
Accessed on 01/17/2020 at 01:18 on https://www.sn.at/panorama/oesterreich/polizei-ermittelt-nach-treibstoffauslassung-in-donau-bei-wien-82138582