Norilsk Nickel spent 3 billion rubles on liquidation of the accident in Norilsk, which occurred as a result of a diesel fuel spill. This was announced on Wednesday, October 14, at a meeting of the relevant committees of the Federation Council in Krasnoyarsk, director of the Polar Division of Norilsk Nickel, Nikolai Utkin.
“We have already spent about 3 billion in the elimination of this accident. In the period up to 2020, our average annual operating costs for the Norilsk division amounted to about 45 billion. From 2021, the costs included in the company’s budget <...> 58 billion, “RIA Novosti reports.
Utkin noted that the financing was carried out within the framework of the developed programs for all enterprises located in the Norilsk industrial region to increase the reliability of the funds of networks and equipment.
Earlier, on September 30, the company estimated the costs of eliminating the consequences of the accident at 12 billion rubles.
On September 15, Norilsk Nickel presented a plan for reclamation of lands damaged after the fuel spill near Norilsk. As a result of reclamation, it is planned to restore the land to a state that meets the requirements of Russian legislation.
On the same day, Andrei Grachev, Vice President of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, said that 400 thousand sq. M. Were processed in the framework of emergency response in Norilsk. m of the territory of the pollution zone.
The accident at TPP-3 in Norilsk took place on May 29. About 20 thousand tons of fuel spilled due to the depressurization of the diesel fuel storage tank, which occurred against the background of a sudden subsidence of the supports. Oil products got into two rivers – Ambarnaya and Daldykan. In the area of the incident, a federal emergency was declared, and the liquidation of the accident began.
On the fact of the incident, several criminal cases were initiated, which were combined into one proceeding. In particular, we are talking about cases of violation of environmental protection rules during the performance of work (Art. 246 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), damage to land (part 1 of Art. 254 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and water pollution (Art. 250 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
In early August, Norilsk Nickel presented to the Public Chamber of Russia a draft of a plan to eliminate an emergency with a fuel spill in Norilsk, developed jointly with a commission under the Ministry of Natural Resources. The document provides for work up to 2025. At the same time, the metallurgical company announced plans to challenge the amount of damage, while confirming its obligations to eliminate the consequences of the accident at its own expense.