More than half of the gas contained in the pipelines at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in which unexplained explosions occurred earlier this week has now leaked, Denmark's Energy Agency said on Wednesday.
the environmental impact of the leak is almost equal to what Denmark's emissions have on the environment on an annual basis
At this rate, the two pipelines, which are leaking in three places, are expected to be emptied on Sunday, said the agency's head, Christopher Betsau.
According to the agency's calculations, the environmental impact of the leak is almost equal to what Denmark's emissions have on the environment on an annual basis. The leak is mainly methane, according to the same source.
There is not considered to be a risk to the health of the population, especially the inhabitants of the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, according to the agency.
Denmark, the European Union and NATO believe the leaks in Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 were due to "sabotage".