Summed permafrost: Potanin spoke about the causes of the oil spill in Norilsk

the Depressurization of the reservoir and a large-scale spill of fuel in Norilsk could provoke global warming. The head of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin said in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24”.

“it Seems that the permafrost is receding and reached us global warming. Because the preliminary conclusions drawn, it is the sudden subsidence of the supports that are in permafrost. The sudden subsidence of the supports was, presumably, the reason for depressurization of tank and spill of such a large amount of fuel,” — said Vladimir Potanin.

According to him, currently the company for security reasons to conduct an audit of all repositories built on the same technology — on stilts.

“We in any case, now pumped the fuel to determine the causes of the accident and verify the reliability condition of these piles. And at the same time working to ensure that energy supply, heat supply enterprises of the city has not suffered”, — said the head of “Norilsk Nickel”.

however, he stressed that to ensure the next heating season will be taken comprehensive measures.

the Depressurization of one of the tanks and spilling fuel and lubricants on-site CHP-3 of JSC “NTEK” took place on 29 may. The incident resulted in about 21 thousand cubic meters of fuel spilled on the area of 180 thousand square meters was polluted, and rivers. It caused significant damage to the environment. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level.