Photo: GU MCHS RF po krasnoyarskomu KRAYU / RIA Novosti
The accident at the CHP-3 in Norilsk and subsequent oil spill in the neighbouring water bodies could occur due to global climate change and the thawing ground in the Arctic, when integrated higher temperatures it is defrosting. This connection was seen by the Minister of natural resources and ecology Dmitry Kobylkin, reports TASS.
“This is due, it is likely that the thawing of the soil, the climatic changes that occur in the Arctic zone,” said Kobylkin, noting that this version will be studied.
Earlier, representatives of ecological movement “the green Alliance” in conversation with “Izvestia” suggested that the main cause of the spill, presumably, was the movement of the soil and subsidence of the concrete bases of the tank with diesel fuel, followed by separation of the bottom from the side walls. They, in turn, occurred due to the melting of Arctic ice.
The accident occurred may 29 on-site CHP-3 of the Norilsk-Taimyr energy company (NTEC, a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel) due to the depressurization of the fuel tank. Spilled 17 thousand tons of oil products, which fell into the river and Daldykan Barn, lake and river Pacino. Is the elimination of the consequences of the spill. “Norilsk Nickel” is going to Finance all the restoration work.
In one combined the criminal cases on violation of rules of protection of the environment by manufacture of works (article 246 criminal code), damage to the land (part 1 of article 254 of the criminal code) and water pollution (article 250 criminal code). Director CHP Pavel Smirnov was arrested, against the mayor of Norilsk Rinat Ahmetshin a criminal case of negligence (part 1 of article 293 of the criminal code).
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