Accident in Norilsk can lead to poisoning of reindeer meat

Director tzentralnosibirskii reserve Paul Kochkarev at the meeting in the Ministry of natural resources told about the catastrophic consequences of the oil spill in Norilsk.

According to him, the ecological disaster is a direct threat to the local population and nature, including rare species.

the Expert said that the oil polluted the river Pyasina river, near which is 12-15% of the Central Taimyr reindeer groupings of reindeer.

After the spill fuel in CHP plant “Norilsk Nickel” the locals run the risk of eating infected venison.

“subsequently, the animals can move South and be hunted close to the villages, which is a high risk of drinking contaminated by petroleum products”, — quotes Kochkarev, the press service of the Ministry.

Earlier, the Deputy Minister of agriculture and the head of Rosrybolovstvo Ilya Shestakov said that the restoration of biodiversity of the water system after the incident in Norilsk will take at least ten years.

the Recall, one of storage tanks of diesel fuel at TPP-3 (owned by JSC “NTEK”, a member of the group Norilsk Nickel) Norilsk may 29 was damaged due to the subsidence of the supports of the Foundation, there was an emergency with a leak about 21 thousand tons of fuel. A criminal case was instituted under several articles of the criminal code.

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