In Norilsk detained the Director of CHPP-3, the chief engineer and his Deputy

In the framework of the investigation of a large oil spill in Norilsk Director of CHP-3 of JSC “NTEK” Pavel Smirnov, chief engineer Alexei Stepanov and his Deputy Yuri Kuznetsov.

they are suspected of violating the rules of environmental protection in the operation of industrial facilities, said the official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko.

According to her, the investigators found that in 2018 the construction of the reservoir from which fuel flowed out, and demanded a major overhaul. Despite this, the tank without the conclusion of industrial safety expertise continued to operate. The decision adopted by the chief engineer Stepanov and the Director of CHPP-3 Smirnov.

Earlier charges in the case of fuel leakage was presented to the chief of Department of CHP-3 Vyacheslav Starostin.

may 29, 2020 from a cracked tank leaked about 21 thousand tons of fuel. Petroleum products contaminate not only the soil and rivers and lakes. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level.

In the company “Norilsk Nickel” consider that the main cause of the accident was warming in the permafrost, which has led to a sharp drawdown of the pillars of the Foundation under the fuel tank.