Nornickel discharged factory employees from work after waste dumping :: Society :: RBC

The company said that employees committed a gross violation of the rules for the operation of the tailings, which led to the dumping of waste

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Some employees of the Talnakh enrichment plant (PF, part of Norilsk Nickel) have been suspended from work, the Norilsk Nickel said in a statement to RBC. “Responsible persons of the Pacific Fleet are suspended from the performance of their duties,” the company said.

Norilsk Nickel also said that Pacific Fleet officers committed “a flagrant violation of the rules for operating the tailings of the factory.”

The dumping occurred earlier on Sunday. According to Norilsk Nickel, the leadership of the Pacific Fleet decided to pump clarified industrial water into the adjacent territory in order to prevent possible emergency situations associated with an increase in the water level in the settling pond of the tailing dump.

Earlier, Rosprirodnadzor reported that the water level in the pond rose sharply after conducting hydraulic tests of the hot water pipeline and rainfall.

Investigators began checking due to dumping of waste at the Norilsk Nickel factory

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