The mayor of Norilsk has become a defendant in the case about an environmental disaster in the power plant

the head of the Norilsk Rinat Ahmetshin suspected of negligence in connection with the catastrophic leak of diesel fuel. About it informs the press service of the Investigative Committee.

According to law enforcement authorities, the mayor knew about the scale of the spill, however, “appropriate measures in emergency situation and elimination of its consequences was not accepted”.

In particular, the mayor did not coordinate the actions of the municipal office of civil defense and emergencies and are not organized monitoring of the environment.

Ahmetcan — decoy according to article 293 of the criminal code, said the Agency. Criminal case against it investigates the Main investigatory management SK.

As reported, from a tank on combined heat and power (CHP), under the control of the company “Norilsk Nickel”, may 29, resulted in more than 21.1 per thousand cubic meters of petroleum products. Residents of Russia said that the accident has led to a “disaster for the ecosystem of the Arctic”.

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