Environmental disaster: dozens of tonnes of fuel in the Arctic expired

In the Russian industrial region of Norilsk in the vicinity of the North polar sea, large quantities of fuel are again in the environment. 44,5 tons were leaked

Environmental disaster: dozens of tonnes of fuel in the Arctic expired

In the Russian industrial region of Norilsk in the vicinity of the North polar sea, large quantities of fuel are again in the environment. 44,5 tons were leaked on Sunday from a Pipeline, the company said Norilsk Transgas. It belongs to the Nickel-manufacturer Nornickel, is already used for another environmental scandal responsible: the end of may, 21,000 tonnes of Oil were spilled from a power plant. The waters in the vicinity of the North polar sea fight since then, with the consequences of the oil Spill.

After the incident, which happened more than 100 kilometres from Norilsk, was shut down the Pipeline, according to the company. It measures had been taken to bind the spilled fuel for aircraft quickly. In the vicinity of a landing field for helicopters. For people no danger, there it was. The authorities according to own investigations.

Recently, the environmental scandals piled up in the Russian Tundra. Nornickel had given, to have highly toxic liquid waste with heavy metals and acid into a river derived. Also burned in the vicinity of Norilsk, a dump with industrial waste.

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 17:19

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