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Greenpeace will pay a fine for protesting on the rig of BP in Britain

The court in Edinburgh fined the organization for the protection of the environment Greenpeace UK 80 thousand pounds for the protest, arranged on the rig to British oil company BP in the North sea last year, follows from the decision of the court.

According to the court, the Transocean Drilling company that services oil rigs in the North sea, in June last year, received a court decision prohibiting environmental activists and volunteers to get on the installation or to approach them closer than 500 metres.

Drones of Regardie will monitor the situation emergency in Norilsk

Regardie of drones to monitor the situation in Norilsk, where there was a spill of fuel, aerial photography will be carried out in real-time, reported on the Agency's website.

Ecological accident in Norilsk – one of Russia's largest in years. From the tank CHP resulted about 20 thousand tons of fuel, part of got into local water bodies. According to estimates by Greenpeace, the environmental damage may exceed 10.2 billion rubles, which is comparable to the annual budget of a large Russian city.

Greenpeace estimated the timing of liquidation of consequences of the oil spill, the CHP-3

The accident at TPP-3 was the largest oil spill in the Arctic zone of Russia, the elimination of its consequences will take more than ten years, but it is unlikely that the ecosystem can recover, reported RIA Novosti coordinator of projects on climate and energy Greenpeace Vasily Yablokov.

After the incident, the CHP-3 the bottom of the fuel tanks sprung a leak, from the tank poured out about 20 thousand tons of diesel fuel, some of it went to the local Creek and stream in the Barn. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level. Head Rosprirodnadzora Svetlana Radionova at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin about emergency management reported that the maximum allowable concentration of pollutants in rivers, anywhere diesel fuel, exceeded tens of thousands of times from the norm.