In Rosprirodnadzor assessed the penalty, "Norilsk Nickel"

The amount of the fine "Norilsk Nickel" size 147,7 billion corresponds to the damage to the Arctic nature after a spill of diesel fuel in Norilsk, said 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.

Rosprirodnadzor assessed the damage to the environment in 147,7 billion, including damage to water resources in the amount of 147 billion, the damage to the soil - 0,7 billion rubles. Norilsk Nickel disagreed with the calculation method and offered to hold joint consultations on the issue.

"Just imagine, it's almost seven train loads of oil products, which simultaneously fell into the waters. And it is the basis of life of indigenous small peoples of the North. Discussion of the damage was a month and a half, the public cited various figures were considered huge international experience. Fortunately, in Russia we do not have any analogues," said Radionova in an interview with the newspaper "Izvestia", answering the question whether the adjustment of the amount of the fine.

According to her, the service has not yet been received from "Norilsk Nickel" and its representatives any counter of the amount of the fine. Radionova said that Rosprirodnadzor is confident in applying a high penalty factor, despite the fact that "Nornikel" on the third day began to eliminate the consequences of the accident.

Scientists from the Ministry of environment of the Commission believe that the recovery of an ecosystem after an accident 5 to 10 years, said Radionova.