Norilsk Nickel reports new fuel spill in Arctic after $2.1bn fineChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 12, 2020
Norilsk Nickel said around 45 tons of aviation fuel has spilled from its pipeline in the Arctic.
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"A pipeline owned by Norilsktransgaz was depressurized while pumping aviation fuel in the area of Tukhard settlement," Norilsk Nickel said in a statement on July 12.
"According to the preliminary data, as a result of the depressurization, which lasted about 15 minutes, there was a spill of up to 44.5 tons of fuel."
Rosprirodnadzor is exacting NORILSK Nickel with $2.1bn fine as 'voluntary compensation" for the repair of damages in the waterways and soil that the company's oil spill has caused in May this year. ■