The accident could be bigger: in yet another oil tank found crack

Equipment for emergency response under the Norilsk delivered from across the country. In the near future will bring additional units that will help clean the oil rivers and their shores. At the station the works on elimination of consequences of the accident are available.

At CHP-3 all day today crowded. Professionals with checks next to the tank is replaced by the management of the company. Emergency vault overtures literally on the meter.

Around the time “under the root” to change the soil. Operate on the principle of layer cake: wax ground is removed, is filled with sorbent and sand, and when saturated and this, again remove the layer.

How deep diesel soaked ground, can be seen with the naked eye. A few days of work, taken a few soil layers, and under them a black liquid with yellow foam. Clearly not water.

Work is proceeding around the clock. Polar day helps.

This morning it became known that the CHP managed to avoid more large-scale accident: in the base neighboring the faulty tank was found to have cracks.

“In order to avoid risks of similar situations the decision of the neighboring tank — four — TETS-3 to be emptied. Now is the handling of fuel at TPP-1”, — says Denis the Blind, Deputy chief engineer for thermotechnical part of the Norilsk-Taimyr energy company.

the cause of the accident is confirmed in Prosecutor’s office — has become subsidence. However, tests are continuing, including the structural safety of the plant. To this there are certain requirements.

“Square earthen rampart shielded, in the event of leakage, the spill was not as wide and was limited to the embankment. Or embankment was not, and she played a role, or it was insufficient,” explains Valery Telichenko, President of the National research Moscow state construction University.

the Camp on the river is now the site of the most important works. It before dthe salary of the President, the Minister inspected three times. With water managed to collect so far, only 200 of 15 thousand tons of diesel fuel. But most importantly, the spot was stopped before it reached lake Pyasino.

“If it comes to lakes, then it is affected all fish spawning areas. Plus the lakes are nesting, including species of birds. That’s the danger,” says Alexander Prokudin, scientific Secretary of the Institute of agriculture and environment of the Arctic.

the consequences of the accident eliminate nearly 500 people. Staff Morassuti the day before was joined by a detachment of the Novosibirsk Ministry of emergency situations. Specialists and equipment including, pumps and boats brought “Gazprom” and “Transneft”. Every day here now I plan to collect 1.5 thousand cubic meters of diesel oil, which has become a problem of Federal character.