In Norilsk in the case of an environmental disaster arrested the foreman of the CHPP

the Prosecutor General’s office announced the arrest of the first suspect in the criminal case earlier initiated in connection with the spill of more than fifteen thousand tons of oil products on the territory of JSC “Norilsk-Taimyr energy company” (part of “Norilsk Nickel”).

According to head of the Supervisory Department, detained the chief boiler-turbine shop CHP-3 of JSC “NTEK”. The case, recall, was initiated on three articles of the criminal code on the destruction of the earth, violating the rules of nature protection and water pollution.

According to investigators, the afternoon of 29 may in Norilsk, about 17 thousand tons of diesel fuel spilled on the haul road to the CHPP-3, which operates JSC “Norilsk-Taimyr energy company”. Oil infiltrated the ground and fell into the river Orb, which flows near one of the areas of the Norilsk — Kayerkan with.

As reported on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova, the Norilsk river polluted by tens of thousands of times higher than normal, the water is contaminated by 20 km, layer thickness up to 20 cm, RIA “Novosti”.

amount of damage has not yet been determined, but, according to local authorities, could reach one billion rubles.

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