Media: Journalists are not released from Norilsk with samples of contaminated water

Environmentalists Greenpeace took samples of water from lake Pyasino and rivers Pyasina in Norilsk, where there was an ecological disaster after the oil spill.

Samples were transferred to the journalists of “Novaya Gazeta” and Deputy of the Moscow city Duma Sergei Mitrokhin, so he brought samples for examination.

However, Mitrokhin could not fly from Norilsk to Novosibirsk with samples of water and soil, as at the airport, he was stopped by the staff of the aviation security service.

the Official reason for the refusal was lack of permission from the security Department of the company “Norilsk Nickel”, responsible for the leak.

Accompanying the Mitrokhin ecologist at Greenpeace refused the flight and left with samples from the airport.

Commenting on the incident, editor-in-chief of the “New” Dmitry Muratov called him direct to impeding professional activities of journalists, which will be stated in the Investigative Committee.

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

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