NorNickel spent $ 70 million to eliminate the Norilsk accident consequences. Contaminated land and water are promised to be removed by winter.03.07.2020
In a presentation in English, apparently for foreign partners and the media, Norilsk Nickel reports that 90% of the leaked fuel has already been collected. Let me remind you that 21 thousand tons of diesel fuel leaked from the tank near Norilsk. The fuel got into the river and into the soil. Collected, according to NorNickel, 70% of the contaminated soil. I don’t know if it is true.
But I know that it is not true: in the Norilsk Nickel presentation, it is written that they cooperate with environmentalists various groups, but it is worth remembering that journalists and a Greenpeace representative were not able to take water and soil samples from Norilsk. Moscow city Duma Deputy Sergei Mitrokhin was detained with samples at the Norilsk airport.
Сontaminated water transportation will take 2.5-3 months. Let’s hope that Norilsk Nickel will not simply pour diesel-contaminated water into the tundra, as it did with the waste that was stored in the company’s tailings storage facility. Contaminated water and soil will be reclaimed. In total, Norilsk Nickel expects to spend 150 million us dollars to eliminate the consequences of the accident.