Putin has demanded to pass a law to prevent an emergency, such Norilsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government until August 1 to enact a law to prevent an emergency, like Norilsk. This follows from the instructions after a meeting with representatives of public organizations working in the field of ecology and protection of animals.

“<...> to ensure the adoption of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Federal law “On amendments to article 46 of the Federal law ‘On environmental protection’ and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” (the draft Federal law № 376642-7), including to prevent emergencies such as spill of diesel fuel in Norilsk of the Krasnoyarsk territory”, — stated in the text.

One of the 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 of about 21 thousand tons of fuel. Norilsk Nickel believes the main cause of the accident, the warming in the permafrost, which resulted in the movement of the supports under the fuel tanks. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level. MOE reported on the localization of the spilled fuel. A criminal case was instituted under several articles of the criminal code.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that the state of emergency spill of diesel fuel that happened in Norilsk, have revealed a number of systemic problems that need to be fix and work out all the details. About noted that Russia still lacked the experience of the elimination of such accidents.

“It required, indeed, a serious concentration of forces… the involvement of specialists,” Putin said.

He added that after July 24, is awaiting a report on the results of inspections of Rostechnadzor on companies similar to CHP-3.

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