Industrial waste landfill caught fire in Norilsk :: Society :: RBC

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In Norilsk, a fire occurred at the Baikal-2000 LLC solid industrial waste landfill. This was reported to RBC in the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

According to the agency, the fire area is 1 thousand square meters. m. He was assigned the rank of 1-BIS. “There are no threats to nearby buildings. 26 people and eight pieces of equipment were involved, ”the message states.

Environmentalists presented a photo of pollution of water bodies near Norilsk

At 13:01 (9:01 Moscow time) the fire was localized.

A TASS source in emergency services specified that the landfill is 5 km from the city, the wind carried the smoke of the fire away from the village. According to the agency, if the wind changes direction, they will use a laboratory to measure the MPC of harmful substances.


Power supply restored after Norilsk fire in substation :: Society :: RBC

In Norilsk, electricity was restored to residents and to the observator after a fire at a substation. This is stated in the operational report of the Ministry of Energy.

“At 19:06, after drying and repairing the equipment, the 35 kV substation GPP-36 was included in the work. At 19:27, voltage was applied to all consumers, ”the department said.

Earlier, the Ministry of Energy reported that on the morning of June 28, the roof of the building ignited at the NTEK energy company, which is owned by Norilsk Nickel.

Some residents of Norilsk and the observatory were left without electricity

Calculations of the Ministry of Emergencies and the departmental fire department of Norilsk Nickel arrived at the scene. As a result of the fire, the substation equipment was flooded. As a result, the residents of the city and the observatory were left without power supply, where citizens arriving in Norilsk are placed in quarantine.


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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Norilsk Nickel commented on the dumping of waste from the factory into the tundra

There is no threat of leakage from the Talnakh enrichment plant in Norilsk, the Norilsk Nickel press service said. A few hours ago, emergency services reported the dumping of waste from the factory into the tundra. Law enforcement agencies conduct checks on the fact of what happened.

“Operational measures have been taken to stop the discharge of water. An official investigation is being conducted into the incident. Supervisory and regulatory bodies work on the spot. There is no threat of waste leakage (tailings), ”the company’s press service told Kommersant.

Vasily Ryabinin, a former employee of the Norilsk Rosprirodnadzor, activists of Greenpeace and Novaya Gazeta journalists found the dumping of waste from the factory into the Kharaelakh river and Lake Pyasino. They videotaped the fact of the reset and called law enforcement.

According to Novaya Gazeta, the Norilsk Nickel security service and workers’ companies also arrived at the waste disposal site. Now the latter dismantle the pipes through which the waste was pumped.

When dismantled, the Norilsk Nickel tractor crushed one of the police cars, Novaya Gazeta writes. The unsuccessful maneuver of equipment was confirmed by Interfax in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. “According to preliminary information, the tractor driver was not convinced of the maneuver, as a result of which he drove into the car,” the press service said.

Photo: Novaya Gazeta

Over the past month, this is not the first environmental violation recorded at enterprises owned by Norilsk Nickel. On May 29, as a result of depressurization of one of the tanks of the Norilsk CHPP-3 NTEC, more than 21 thousand tons of diesel fuel fell into the water and land. Several criminal cases have been instituted on the fact of the accident, including against local authorities and the NTEC leadership.

The consequences of the accident can be found in Kommersant’s article “The spill in Norilsk flooded the entire private business.”


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

Photo: Maxim Bogodvid / RIA Novosti

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.