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"Nornikel" has commented on the detention of the leaders of the CHP-3 to Norilsk

GMK "Norilsk Nickel" considers the detention of the leaders of the CHP plant in Norilsk unjustifiably harsh measure, reported the press service of the company with reference to the Vice-President "Norilsk Nickel", Director of the polar division of Nikolai Utkin.

Earlier Wednesday, the RF IC reported that in the case of the spill of diesel fuel in Norilsk detained the Director of CHPP-3 Pavel Smirnov, chief engineer of the plant Alexey Stepanov and his Deputy Yuri Kuznetsov. They were arrested on suspicion of committing a crime under article 246 of the criminal code (violation of rules for environmental protection during the operation of industrial facilities by persons responsible for compliance with these rules, if it entailed grave consequences).

"On 10 June it became known about detention in the case of the oil spill three employees of CHP-3. In the near future they plan to indict. Vice-President "Norilsk Nickel", Director of the polar division Nikolay Utkin has informed that the company considers this measure as unduly harsh," the statement reads.

"No reason to believe that our colleagues can hinder the investigation. The leaders of the TPP cooperate with law enforcement and now they would be much more useful on the scene of the accident" - are words in the message Utkin.

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, which is already localized. 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. A criminal case under several articles of the criminal code.