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Putin instructed to assess the environmental damage due to fuel spillage in Norilsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed until September 1, to assess the environmental damage caused by spill of diesel fuel in Norilsk, reported on the Kremlin website.

"DSPA... to provide assessment of the environmental damage caused by emergencies related to the spill of diesel fuel in Norilsk of the Krasnoyarsk territory", - stated in the instructions.

The report is to be prepared before September 1, responsible for the execution of the head of Rosprirodnadzora Svetlana Radionova.

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.