The fuel-water mixture spilled on the Ambarnaya River in Norilsk during the liquidation of the consequences of the accident that occurred at CHPP-3 at the end of May. This was reported on Friday, August 7, by TASS with reference to Rosprirodnadzor.
“At 15:15 (local time – Ed.) The information was received on the phone of the operational duty officer: when pumping the fuel-water mixture from the tanks located near the Ambarnaya River, where the emergency response is being eliminated, a flexible pipeline broke, there was a spill on the terrain with the subsequent hit in the river. The granary. The work is carried out by the organization “Polytech”, – said the press service of the department.
The Yenisei Interregional Administration of the department took control of the situation. On August 8, a decision will be made on the departure of Rosprirodnadzor employees and the taking of samples.
According to the Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company (NTEK), which is part of the Norilsk Nickel Group, the volume of the spilled mixture ranges from 100 to 250 liters.
“The spill is localized, the pipeline is shut down. The site is being cleaned up with soil excavation and sorbent treatment, ”the press service of the company said.
At the end of May, the diesel fuel storage tank at the TPP-3 in Norilsk was depressurized, which caused a spill of about 20 thousand tons of fuel, RT reports. It fell into two rivers – Ambarnaya and Daldykan. In the emergency zone, a federal emergency was declared, and rescuers began to eliminate the accident.
Rosprirodnadzor has estimated the environmental damage from the oil spill at 148 billion rubles. Norilsk Nickel planned to challenge the amount of damage, confirming the obligation to eliminate the consequences of the accident at its own expense.
In early July, Norilsk Nickel announced that the main work to eliminate the consequences of the fuel spill at the TPP-3 in Norilsk will be completed before winter.
Law enforcement agencies have initiated cases of violation of environmental protection rules during work (Article 246 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), damage to land (Part 1 of Article 254 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and water pollution (Article 250 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), they are combined into one production. The defendant in the negligence case was also the mayor of Norilsk, Rinat Akhmetchin, who resigned on July 20.
On August 4, Norilsk Nickel presented to the Public Chamber of Russia a draft of a plan to eliminate an emergency with a fuel spill in Norilsk, which was developed jointly with a commission under the Ministry of Natural Resources. It provides for work until 2025.