Rosprirodnadzor assessed the damage to the environment due to oil spill in Norilsk

Rosprirodnadzor assessed the damage to the environment caused by the oil spill in Norilsk, almost 148 billion rubles, said in a statement on the Agency’s website. Including the harm, caused to water bodies, estimated at 147 billion 46 million roubles, soil — 738 million 616 thousand rubles.

Recall, may 29, 2020 for Norilsk CHP-3, owned by JSC “NTEK”, there was a spill of more than 20 thousand tons of oil products penetrated into soil and into the river Barn and its tributary Daldykan that flow into a large lake Pyasino. Currently, the ongoing liquidation of consequences of the accident.

July 3, Rosprirodnadzor has informed that “Norilsk-Taimyr energy company” (JSC “NTEK”, included in “Norilsk Nickel”) has committed a breach of the General requirements of environmental legislation. The company provided false information in the Declaration of environmental impact. The company has allowed the contamination of water bodies (rivers Daldykan, Barn, Pyasina, lake Pyasino) petroleum products due to depressurization of the reservoir, pollution and deterioration of land and soil.

NTEC did not ensure the upkeep of equipment. For Norilsk CHP was not the storm drains and correct the sewer in the event of leakage, as well as plan in case of such emergency from the oil spill. They also found that at the industrial site is not provided, the removal and treatment of contaminated, technological, flushing sewage and other effluents.

According to the audit results of the management of JSC “NTEK” issued instructions on elimination of revealed violations of mandatory requirements of environmental legislation.

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