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Russia Arrests Three After Massive Diesel Spill From Norilsk Nickel Power Plant In Siberia

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Russia Arrests Three After Massive Diesel Spill From Norilsk Nickel Power Plant In Siberia

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On June 10th, Russia arrested three power plant employees after more than 21,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into the soil and waterways in Siberia.

These arrests came nearly two weeks after the spill, which happened on May 29th. It was a result of a fuel reservoir collapse at a power plant operated by a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel in the city of Norilsk beyond the Arctic Circle.

The Investigative Committee, which is probing the accident, said it had arrested the director of the power station, Pavel Smirnov, along with the chief engineer of the power plant Alexei Stepanov and his deputy Yuri Kuznetsov.

If charged, they would risk up to five years in prison.

The Committee said the fuel tank had required major repairs from 2018, but the suspects “continued to use it in breach of safety rules”.

“As a result the accident occurred,” the investigators’ statement said.

“On June 10th, it became known that three employees of TPP-3 were detained in the case of an oil spill. They are planning to indict them in the near future. Nikolay Utkin, vice president of the Norilsk Nickel, director of the Polar Division, said that the company considers this measure unreasonably harsh,” a statement from Norilsk Nickel said.

“There is no reason to believe that our colleagues can interfere with the investigation. The leaders of the combined heat and power plants cooperate with law enforcement agencies and now they would be much more useful at the scene of the liquidation of the consequences of the accident,” Utkin said in a statement.

Documentation was released on June 9th showing information about the reservoir. It was built in 1985 and underwent repairs in 2017 and 2018 after which it went through a safety audit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared an emergency situation and Norilsk Nickel head Vladimir Potanin told the president the company would pay for clean-up efforts estimated at $146m.

Regional officials have said despite efforts to contain the fuel leak using booms on the surface of a river, it has now reached a freshwater lake that is a important source of water for the region.

The pollution could now flow into the Kara Sea in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia, which Greenpeace Russia expert Vladimir Chuprov said would be a “disaster”.

The metals giant has said the accident could have been caused by global warming thawing the permafrost under the fuel reservoir.

The company has acknowledged it did not specifically monitor the condition of permafrost at its sites.

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occupybacon

CIA sabotage!

The Farney Fontenoy

The plant’s management only found out about it from social media 2 DAYS after it happened, they didn’t inform the regional governor for almost a week-it was 11 days before Putin knew-Putin should go back to the FSB, he has no clue or care how to run a country

AM Hants

ROFL – guess he should take some hints from Trump, Poroshenko or Boris, with regards the best way of running a country.

JIMI JAMES

Dumbing down society’s a natural disaster by itself,as per usual you cia/soros assfloggeds lied!

AM Hants

Reminds me of these videos and so need to see them again:

Putin handles corruption LIKE A BOSS… 4:15 / 8:14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co8s0egftsc&t=252s

LIKE A BOSS: Putin Humiliates Oligarchs “Cockroaches” For Closing Down a Factory in 2008 Fin Crisis… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZhq6YavDM4&t=125s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odUhtMzn_VY

The following two videos are dedicated to ‘occupy bacon’ . From Putin with love.

THE BOSS! Putin Puts Ukranian Journo In Place After Him Trying To Provoke The Russian President!… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhoGwCV9Imk

10:26 into the following video, reply to Estonian journalist.

Best Putin jokes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZhq6YavDM4&t=125s

good american

Putin is great. ”’…. where they do heart surgeries… I think someone needs a head transplant because with a normal heard someone wouldn’t have written something like this!” Hahaha!

AM Hants

So love his humour and it has been a while since I refreshed my memory, with just how funny he is.

Here are a few of his quotes.

‘It is better to be hanged for loyalty than to be rewarded for betrayal’.
Vladimir Putin

“People are always teaching us democracy, but the people teaching us democracy, don’t want to learn it themselves”
Vladimir Putin

“You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness, than just politeness”
Vladimir Putin

“It’s better not to argue with women.”
Vladimir Putin

“I think every person should have some faith inside him, in his heart. What matters is not an external display of this faith, but the inner state of the soul.
Vladimir Putin”

“Europeans are dying out. Don’t you understand that? And same-sex marriages don’t produce children. Do you want to survive by drawing migrants? But society cannot adapt so many migrants.”
Vladimir Putin

I don’t regret anything. I did everything absolutely correctly.
Vladimir Putin

We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
Vladimir Putin

A country in which the people are not healthy physically and psychologically, are poorly educated and illiterate, will never rise to the peaks of world civilization.
Vladimir Putin

Hitler wanted to destroy Russia- everyone needs to remember how that ended
Vladimir Putin

If you are a Christian, you are in danger. If you decided to abandon your faith and become an atheist, you also are to be liquidated according to their concept. You are in danger if you decide to become a Muslim. It is not going to save you anyway because they believe traditional Islam is hostile to their goals.

Vladimir Putin

“…“In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslims then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We had better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslim minorities are not Russians…”

Vladimir Putin

Chinese Dog

Maybe Chinese assholes involved.Russia should retaliate by bombing Chinese oil refineries

IMHO

Scapegoats?

Ronald

They should burn off that fuel before it contaminates the lake, not after.
Action, not words.

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