USS told about the first reports from Norilsk about the fuel spill

The Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander USS argues that reports about the spill of diesel fuel in Norilsk in the first day was misinformation and hiding the scale of the disaster.

"Why for more than two days from Norilsk came reports which were not dispatches, and was an obvious disinformation, which is to explain except as a desire to conceal what happened or the scope, not? I repeat the obvious: in the first report, when this happened a small amount of time, it was stated that we are talking about a car collision with this vessel. I was there at the scene. It is in principle impossible," said USS in an interview with local TV channel "Yenisei" and kgtrk Krasnoyarsk.

According to him, "even more surprising" was the second report, which did not specify the scale of the disaster and the amount of spilled fuel.

Such messages can be attributed to intent on hiding the scale of this incident, the Governor said.

One of the storage tanks of diesel fuel at TPP-3 (owned by JSC "NTEK", a member of the group Norilsk Nickel) Norilsk may 29 was damaged due to the subsidence of the supports of the Foundation, there was an emergency with a leak about 21 thousand tons of fuel. Norilsk Nickel believes the main cause of the accident, the warming in the permafrost, which resulted in the movement of the supports under the fuel tanks. On the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level. MOE reported on the localization of the spilled fuel. A criminal case under several articles of the criminal code.