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In Norilsk at Talnakh enrichment plant (included in “Norilsk Nickel”) was leaked waste into the tundra. This was reported in EMERCOM in the Krasnoyarsk territory, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday, June 28.
The incident occurred at 6:30 Moscow time. “[It became known] that in the neighborhood in the area Talnakh Talnakh concentrator from the tailings pond is unauthorized pumping of the fluid in the tundra zone, there is a danger of falling waste into the river Kharaelakh,” — said in the MOE.
Unauthorized discharge of water from the reservoir to the forest confirmed the Agency and the Department of the Investigative Committee for the Krasnoyarsk territory and Khakassia Republic. As reported by the official representative offices Olga Shamanskaya, at the scene, investigators are working. “Scheduled inspection of the scene, documenting the situation, the removal of samples,” she added. The Prosecutor’s office checks on the fact of water pollution in Norilsk, said the Agency official representative of the Prosecutor’s office of Krasnoyarsk region Olga Gayduk.
In the “Norilsk Nickel” declared that the discharge of water stopped, the threat of leakage from the landfill there. “Operational personnel it was decided to reduce the level of using mobile pumping station with the pumping of clarified process water in the adjacent territory”, — is spoken in the message published on the website of the company.
Informed on-site CHP-3 in Norilsk depressurization of the tank with diesel fuel. Just spilled about 20 thousand cubic meters of petroleum products. As a result of incident nobody has suffered.
In connection with the incident, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin approved the proposal to declare in Norilsk emergency mode. Later, the authorities declared that do not know how that amount of fuel you can burn in the Arctic zone of Russia within 14 days.
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