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Rostekhnadzor estimated the situation with road accidents at the facilities of Norilsk Nickel

The situation with accident rate on objects of "Norilsk Nickel" alarming, its neglect can lead to tragic consequences, a number of serious problems requires comprehensive action by the management, said in a press release RTN.

"The overall situation with the accident and injury described as alarming. Emphasized that there are several serious issues requiring integrated action by the management staff of enterprises, the neglect of which, in their opinion, could lead to even more disastrous consequences than the accident at the CHPP-3", - is spoken in the message of Department following the meeting of the heads of Rostechnadzor and Norilsk Nickel.

The meeting included presentations based on analysis of audits over the last few years, as well as unscheduled inspections conducted by Rostechnadzor after an accident with oil spill in Norilsk.

According to the Rostechnadzor, the first Vice-President – operations Director of "Norilsk Nickel" Sergey Dyachenko expressed readiness in details to understand all the examples presented in the reports and to draw the appropriate conclusions, including correcting violations and preventing such incidents in the future.

In turn, the Deputy head of Rostekhnadzor Alexander Trembicki pointed out that the work to correct violations will be insufficient and it is necessary to develop a detailed plan of action to remedy the situation. The proposal was supported by the head of Rostekhnadzor Alexey Aleshin, who instructed to assess for sufficiency of actions of "Norilsk Nickel". Also, Aleshin has proposed be required to Supplement the plan activities related to the implementation of digital projects RTN – remote monitoring systems and applications "Electronic inspector", aimed at forecasting the risk of accidents.

"We did not come here to plan how we will act in the future. Problems need to be solved here and now, to postpone anything, we need concrete, practical suggestions that can be implemented in the shortest possible time", - said Aleshin. "The willingness of Norilsk Nickel to radically revise approaches to the organization of industrial safety, we welcome the necessary steps", - said the head of Rostekhnadzor, whose words are reported.

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 Krasnoyarsk territory was introduced a state of emergency at the Federal level. MOE reported on the localization of the spilled fuel. A criminal case was instituted under several articles of the criminal code.