Confirmed pollution of three rivers from the lake due to incident in Norilsk

oil Pollution of rivers Barn, Daldykan, the Pyasina river and lake Pyasino found the specialists of Rosprirodnadzor. This is a consequence of the accident with the oil storage for Norilsk CHP-3. Here 29 may 2020 depressurized tank N5. Stored there almost 21 thousand tons of oil products fell on the ground and in the water.

the Rostekhnadzor called the accident rate and traumatism on the objects of “Norilsk Nickel” alarming, reports TASS. Ignoring the problems, according to experts of Rostekhnadzor, can lead to even more disastrous consequences than the accident at the heat the energy centre.

the head of the Yenisei Department of Rostechnadzor Andrey Khodosevich and head of mining supervision Alexander Filatov noted that compliance with mandatory rules and regulations, “Norilsk Nickel” low, there are a number of serious problems that require comprehensive action by the management company.

CHPP-3 owned by JSC “NTEK”, which is included in the group of “Norilsk Nickel”. Norilsk Nickel believes the main cause of the accident with the tank warming in the permafrost. This supposedly resulted in the movement of the supports under the fuel tanks. In the “Norilsk Nickel” say that repaired more than 20-year-old tank in 2018. With regard to the fifth tank, it is supposedly in 2016 was under repair, which prevents the test staff Rosprirodnadzora. But all these 4 years in the tank stored diesel fuel.

the Spilled fuel was contained by the rescuers of the EMERCOM of Russia. Were taken soil from the area of 180 thousand square meters. Norilsk Nickel has stated that cleanup of the soil and elimination of consequences of the accident will be completed in 11 months. On July 20, “Nornikel” plans to build a pipeline to transport the fuel-water mixture. And until September 10, the company intends to conduct the transportation of the dirt mixture on a specially prepared site, and to the end of the year, we will have it againdivision. The head of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin has promised to spend for elimination of ecological accidents up to 5 billion rubles.

in addition, the inspection revealed that the CHP-3 is also a normal Sewerage. World wildlife Fund also found that the discharge of contaminated wastes occurred in the river from the enterprises of Norilsk at least three years — 2017. Defenders of wildlife sent on 19 June, the General Director of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin, a number of recommendations, but the reaction to this appeal was not followed.