The prosecutor’s office of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug will inspect the incident on the pipeline of Siburtyumengaz JSC and assess the damage caused to the environment. This is stated in a message published on the website of the supervisory authority.
“During the verification activities, the environmental prosecutor’s office will establish the circumstances that led to the violation of environmental legislation, calculated the damage caused to the environment, and also took comprehensive measures aimed at compensating for harm, bringing the perpetrators to responsibility established by law,” the statement said.
Depending on the results of the check, prosecutorial response measures will be taken, the department added.
Earlier on March 6, it was reported that a fire broke out in the water area of the Ob River near Nizhnevartovsk. It was noted that the total area of oil products burnout on the surface of the Ob River was about 1 thousand square meters. m.
At the moment, the fire has been localized, hydrocarbon residues are being disposed of. As a result of the incident, one person was injured with burns to the face and neck.
According to an eyewitness, “the feeling was that the gas escaping from under the ice exploded.”