Place of proisshestvie: Press service of EMERCOM of Russia / RIA Novosti
In Norilsk detained new defendants in the criminal case of the oil spill. About it “lente.ru” has informed the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Svetlana Petrenko.
The investigation believes that the responsibility for the disrepair and destruction of the tank with diesel fuel should be met by the Director of CHPP-3 Pavel Smirnov, chief engineer Alexei Stepanov and his Deputy Yuri Kuznetsov.
According to TFR, they took the decision to continue the operation of the reservoir that need to be repaired, in violation of safety rules. In the end, the accident that led to the spill of 17 thousand tons of diesel fuel which has penetrated into the soil and led to the pollution of the river Barn, lakes and rivers Pacino flowing into the Kara sea.
The heads of CHP-3 charged with article 246 of the criminal code (“violation of the rules of environmental protection in the operation of industrial facilities by persons responsible for compliance with these rules if it has entailed heavy consequences)”. It planned to indict and to decide the issue of custody.
Vice-President “Norilsk Nickel”, Director of the polar division Nikolay Utkin said the company believes this measure unduly harsh, said “the Tape.ru” in the company. “No reason to believe that our colleagues can hinder the investigation. The leaders of the TPP cooperate with law enforcement, and now they would be much more useful at the place of accident”, — said Utkin.
Investigators have filed three criminal cases after the accident at the CHP-3 in Norilsk and of oil spills in bodies of water. The investigation is conducted under article 254 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“destruction of earth”), 246 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Infringement of rules of protection of the environment by manufacture of works”) and 250 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Pollution of waters”). Detained the head of boiler-turbine shop CHP-3 of “Norilsk-Taimyr energy company” (NTEC) as a suspect. The company CEO is given a caution in connection with an emergency spill of fuel.
29 may 2020 17 thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled on the road to HPP-3, which provides the Norilsk and the surrounding cities with electricity, heat and water.
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