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The Federation Council asked the Prosecutor General to understand the causes of the accident in Norilsk

Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko asked the Prosecutor General to deal with the causes of the accident in Norilsk, an official letter the Senator sent to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov.

The document notes that as a result of environmental disaster on 29 may in Norilsk "was a violation of the constitutional rights of local residents, caused irreparable damage to territories of traditional nature use and traditional resources of livelihood of the indigenous minorities of the North, their traditional way of life."

"Emergency situations of technogenic nature occur in the Norilsk industrial district with a certain periodicity, suggesting the need to take systematic measures to ensure environmental safety," - said Matvienko.

The Senator drew the attention of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation on the need to take action "Prosecutor's response in order to identify the causes of the oil spill and bring the perpetrators to punishment in accordance with law."

The head of the upper house of Parliament also considers it necessary to carry out the Prosecutor's supervision over the targeted use of funds that will be transferred to PJSC "MMC "Norilsk Nickel" in the account of compensation for environmental damage. "These funds should be spent focused on elimination of consequences of environmental catastrophe," she said.

"In order to prevent the recurrence of such emergencies please strengthen supervision over observance of environmental legislation, including in the aftermath of the oil spill in the city of Norilsk. Also, I want to establish a system of regular inspections of the measures taken to address the ecological, economic and social implications of the disaster in the region, including carried out by PJSC "MMC "Norilsk Nickel" measures aimed at implementation of modern technologies of production", - stated in the letter from the Chairman of the Federation Council.

Matvienko also noted that according to the Council of Federation of the information of the Norilsk industrial district is forced to cope not only with the consequences of the ecological disaster, but "with the accumulated social and infrastructure problems." "Many social housing and public utilities and the road network is in poor condition," - stressed the speaker.

"On this issue, the Federation Council works with the government of the Russian Federation and administration of Krasnoyarsk region", - told reporters the head of the constitutional Committee of the Federation Council Senator from the region Andrey Klishas.

According to the parliamentarian, a priority for the Council of the Federation is the consideration of the interests of Norilsk and the elimination of consequences of ecological catastrophe in Norilsk, as well as "keeping receipts in the budget of Krasnoyarsk region".

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, leads to about 21 thousand tons of fuel. Prosecuted, detained members of the CHP.

Rosprirodnadzor assessed the damage to the environment almost 148 billion rubles (about $ 2.1 billion). "Nornikel" did not agree with the method of calculation and stated that it will hold an independent examination.