Norilsk Nickel commented on the pumping of tundra runoff from the concentrator

Responsible for the decision to pump water from the sump Talnakh concentrator Norilsk in the tundra zone, suspended from work, reports a press-service “Norilsk Nickel”.

“the Decision was made in violation of the rules of exploitation of tailings”, — stated in the message.

Earlier it was reported that due to the increase in water level in the retention pond tailings the factory management decided to pump the clarified process water through pumping stations in the surrounding area. Now the threat of leakage from the landfill there is no production, said the company.

the Investigative Committee began a review of the incident, the scene left experts of Rosprirodnadzor, arranged sampling at three points: near the tailings ponds, and on rivers Kharaelakh and Norilsk.