Rescue operation for the tundra: the active phase of the oil-collecting completed

In the MOE reported that the active phase of recovery of spilled oil in Norilsk completed. The Minister Evgeny Senichev also instructed to develop proposals for ecological restoration in the region.

A rescue operation of the Russian Arctic is not yet known. To help the local tundra and rivers in Norilsk came from across the country. Seafarers, rescue workers, oil workers — a total of more than 700 professionals. They have been on the river for almost two weeks.

environmental disaster has led not only warming, but also errors during operation. 20 million liters of diesel fuel literally poisoned the soil first, and later the river. Tank Norilsk CHP was not ready for climate change. Negligence has cost billions of rubles.

“Many now argue that it would be nice to simplify or eliminate environmental review of any projects. In my opinion, do not in any case impossible. I am absolutely convinced that the environmental examination will not enable us to prevent this kind of thing that today we are witnessing that we are here on the spill. Because we work with the indigenous people met — the Russian Arctic. And what we call ourselves for an emergency situation, for the indigenous people is a disaster. So, of course, we must do everything to the construction of any industry, the more dangerous objects were used and necessarily held public hearings and environmental expertise. It is in any case can not be undone,” — said the Minister of ecology and natural resources Dmitry Kobylkin.

Fuel stains were caught, were pumped out and collected across the tundra. Thirty thousand tons of toxic liquid are now in interim storage. The place of gathering they would be transported only with the onset of cold weather. Thousands cubic meters of poisoned soil to be decontaminated.

“we Continue to monitor the environmental situation are in readiness to take additional measures in case of deterioration. And especiallye attention would be paid to the preservation of the collected oil products and their storage,” — said the head EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Senichev.

About the first results of work to eliminate the head of the Ministry of emergency situations reported directly from the camp rescuers. Emergency mode now again the regional level, but work still continues. The level of permissible concentrations of harmful substances in some areas still exceeded several times.

“all the Land was soaked. First the soil was removed, put a piece of tape, because the precipitation is gone. Steel sand to score and with the sand removed step by step. But on the stream I have two days again catch oil slicks”, — said the head of Rosprirodnadzora Svetlana Radionova.

Every day in diesel fuel sent to the areas environmentalists take dozens of samples. The task is to return the river and surrounding area to the so-called level of “zero background”. Air fuel stains are no longer visible, but the surface of the water now covers invisible film. To cope with it will help the sorbents.

“the Main focus will be on the processing banks and tributaries of small streams, as long as there as a result of raising and lowering the level of main channel also accumulated residues of petroleum products,” — said the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander USS.

“Then we’ll work with the shoreline cleanup small acts, which leak when it rain, get in the water with these manifestations crews will continue to work”, — said the first Vice-President of MMC “Norilsk Nickel” Sergey Dyachenko.

a Critical phase of the accident has passed, consider the regional authorities. Meanwhile, in its causes continue to investigate the investigators. Several criminal cases, one of them against the head of Norilsk. Rinat Ahmetshin accused of negligence.

the rescue operation for the tundra proved salutary. A few weeks poisonous cocktail was the Bane of all life within a radius of several kilometers. But even after as a large part of the fuel pumped, the local ecosystem will take another few years to recover after such a blow.