The situation with environmental pollution in Norilsk is controlled by several different agencies, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“In different situations, the situation is controlled by these different departments… It’s for law enforcement, if we are talking about environmental issues, our environmental Agency, responsible for protecting the environment,” – quoted Peskov RIA “Novosti”.
A Kremlin spokesman also responded to a question about the “bias” in favor of the company “Norilsk Nickel” and not in favor of the state: “Such distortions is possible.”
Recall, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded after a spill of diesel fuel near Norilsk to restore soil and water in, not “quick clean up”. The area of contamination was 180 thousand square meters.
Was detained the Director of CHPP-3 Pavel Smirnov, chief engineer of the plant Alexey Stepanov and his Deputy Yuri Kuznetsov, arrested the foreman TETS-3. It was also a criminal case on employees “Norilsk Nickel”.
Note that one of the proposed amendments to the Constitution proposes to establish the basic law to the regulation on the conservation of natural resources of Russia. So, in the list of powers of the government includes the implementation of measures “aimed at reducing the negative impact of economic and other activities on the environment, preservation of unique natural and biological diversity of the country.”
After that there were reports that in the vicinity of the enrichment plant “Norilsk Nickel” in Norilsk stopped leaking waste – it was alleged that the unauthorized pumping of wastewater to the tundra said to have been conducted for a long period of time.
Later it became known that the discharge of waste from Talnakh concentrator Norilsk Nickel in Norilsk occurred in connection with the sharp rise of the water level in the settling pond for hydraulic testing of piping hot water and shower. The situation is also commented on in RPN.