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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Tractor drove into a police car at the Norilsk Nickel factory :: Society :: RBC

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A tractor drove into a police car, which arrived to check messages about dumping waste at the Nornickel factory, the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Krasnoyarsk Territory told RBC.

There are no injuries. As the press service noted, the driver crashed into the police by accident.

“The tractor driver, not convinced of the safety of his maneuver, ran into a car. This was formalized as a regular traffic accident. There was no intent on the part of the tractor driver, ”the police said.

In Norilsk there was a discharge of waste in the area of ​​the Norilsk Nickel factory

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Earlier, Novaya Gazeta journalists, along with Vasily Ryabinin, an employee of Norilsk Rosprirodnadzor, and Greenpeace activists found that polluted water was pumped from the Norilsk Nickel tailing dump near Norilsk and drained into the tundra, from which it flows into the Kharaelakh River and Lake Pyasino. Eyewitnesses called the police, the Ministry of Emergencies, Rosprirodnadzor and the prosecutor.

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