Shares of Norilsk Nickel fell after Putin's decision for the fuel spill

the Action “Norilsk Nickel” in the course of trading on the evening of Wednesday fell by 1.29% to 21 934 thousand rubles for the securities, as of 16:29 GMT.

Later, by 16:50 Moscow time, the decline in share prices slowed to 0.73% to 22 58 thousand rubles, RBC reports.

This trend was a reaction to the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who today declared a state of emergency in Krasnoyarsk region after the accident, which led to the spill of about 20 thousand tons of oil products. The incident occurred at one of the facilities of Norilsk Nickel.

Later today, 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 at 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 well as in lake and river Pacino flowing into the Kara sea.

As reported 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

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

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