Russia's Arctic region declares emergency after second fuel spillChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 13, 2020
Authorities in the Taimyr District of Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region have announced a state of emergency following a fuel spill by a subsidiary of the mining company Nornickel, the second in three months.
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The spill occurred on Sunday as a pipe suddenly depressurised, then the fuel transfer was promptly shut off, the statement said.
More than 50 people have been involved in the clean-up effort, it said.
"The depressurisation lasted about 15 minutes," the company said in a separate statement. "The spill poses no threats to the health of people living in the area." ■