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Russia: Clean-up operation continues in Norilsk after massive diesel leak01:13

Russia: Clean-up operation continues in Norilsk after massive diesel leak

Russian Federation, Norilsk
June 5, 2020 at 19:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia’s Emergencies Minister Evgeny Zinichev inspected the territory affected by the massive diesel spill in Norilsk and checked on the clean-up operation on Friday.

According to the minister, the specialists carrying out the operation in the area have already collected about 200 tons of oil products.

Zinichev said earlier on Friday that the situation is under control and barriers to contain the diesel spill have been installed.

The specialists are still expecting to receive new equipment which would allow them to clean the riverbanks from diesel as well.

Around 15,000 tonnes of diesel spilled into a local river and 6,000 tonnes into the soil from a reserve fuel tank of the Norilsk Thermal Power Plant No. 3 on May 29.

According to Norilsk Nickel, the Russian company that owns the power plant, a damaged fuel tank resulted in the incident.

Earlier this week President Putin declared a state of emergency over the spill in the Krasnoyarsk region.

Russia's Investigative Committee has opened three criminal cases into the accident.

Russia: Clean-up operation continues in Norilsk after massive diesel leak01:13
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Russia’s Emergencies Minister Evgeny Zinichev inspected the territory affected by the massive diesel spill in Norilsk and checked on the clean-up operation on Friday.

According to the minister, the specialists carrying out the operation in the area have already collected about 200 tons of oil products.

Zinichev said earlier on Friday that the situation is under control and barriers to contain the diesel spill have been installed.

The specialists are still expecting to receive new equipment which would allow them to clean the riverbanks from diesel as well.

Around 15,000 tonnes of diesel spilled into a local river and 6,000 tonnes into the soil from a reserve fuel tank of the Norilsk Thermal Power Plant No. 3 on May 29.

According to Norilsk Nickel, the Russian company that owns the power plant, a damaged fuel tank resulted in the incident.

Earlier this week President Putin declared a state of emergency over the spill in the Krasnoyarsk region.

Russia's Investigative Committee has opened three criminal cases into the accident.

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