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Russia: EMERCOM sends more troops to Norilsk in diesel spill clean-up01:22

Russia: EMERCOM sends more troops to Norilsk in diesel spill clean-up

Russian Federation, Novosibirsk, Norilsk
June 4, 2020 at 08:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations’ (EMERCOM) on Thursday sent around one hundred units from Novosibirsk to help in the clean-up operation in Norilsk after a massive diesel leak into a local river occurred in the Arctic city last week.

According to the Emergencies Ministry, 190 people and 35 items of equipment are carrying out clean-up operations at the site, and efforts are being taken to separate the affected part of the river and stop the diesel and other oil products from spreading further.

Russian Emergencies Minister Evgeniy Zinichev and Krasnoyarsk region Governor Alexander Uss examined the site of the fuel spill from the air earlier on Thursday.

According to Norilsk Nickel, the Russian company that owns the thermal power plant where the leak occurred, tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into the local waterways when pillars supporting the plant’s reserve fuel tank started sinking.

Russia's Investigative Committee announced that it has launched criminal probes into the accident.

Russia: EMERCOM sends more troops to Norilsk in diesel spill clean-up01:22
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Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations’ (EMERCOM) on Thursday sent around one hundred units from Novosibirsk to help in the clean-up operation in Norilsk after a massive diesel leak into a local river occurred in the Arctic city last week.

According to the Emergencies Ministry, 190 people and 35 items of equipment are carrying out clean-up operations at the site, and efforts are being taken to separate the affected part of the river and stop the diesel and other oil products from spreading further.

Russian Emergencies Minister Evgeniy Zinichev and Krasnoyarsk region Governor Alexander Uss examined the site of the fuel spill from the air earlier on Thursday.

According to Norilsk Nickel, the Russian company that owns the thermal power plant where the leak occurred, tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into the local waterways when pillars supporting the plant’s reserve fuel tank started sinking.

Russia's Investigative Committee announced that it has launched criminal probes into the accident.

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