A case was initiated over an oil spill in Tula at the Combine Plant

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The Tula Environmental Prosecutor’s Office, with the involvement of specialists from the regulatory authorities, based on the publication in the media, carried out an audit of compliance with the requirements of the legislation on environmental protection.

It was found that, in violation of environmental requirements, when handling production wastes by unidentified persons, from containers stored at the former industrial site of the liquidated combine plant, fuel oil is spilled onto the soil, belonging to the 3rd hazard class in terms of the degree of negative impact on the environment.

As a result of the actions of unidentified persons, the atmospheric air and soil were polluted to values.

The prosecutor’s office sent the materials of the check to the investigating authority. Based on the results of their consideration, a criminal case was initiated on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 of Art. 247 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the rules for the circulation of environmentally hazardous substances and waste, resulting in environmental pollution).

The investigation of the criminal case has been put under control in the environmental prosecutor’s office.

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