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8 Feb 2021 KRASNOYARSK
Judges at the Krasnoyarsk Court of Arbitration on the 5th of February announced their verdict in the case against the Norilsko-Taymyrsky Energy Company. The company that is owned and managed by mining and metallurgy giant Nornickel will have to pay 146,18 billion rubles (€1.62 billion) for the grave environmental damage inflicted on nature in the Taymyr region...
21 Oct 2020 NORILSK
The Norilsk City Court in the Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia’s North on Monday sentenced ex-Mayor of Norilsk Rinat Akhmetchin to 6 months of community service with a 15% wage deduction for negligence as to a fuel spillage in the region. According to case papers, on May 29, over 20 tons of petrochemicals spread over the thermal power station and flew into the subsoil and waters near the Nadezhinsky iron and steel plant that resulted in the environment pollution and harm...
23 Sep 2020 MOSCOW
Last month, Aborigen Forum, a group of Russian indigenous activists and leaders, launched a campaign to raise awareness of Norilsk Nickel’s impacts on their communities and to demand restitution. Rather than focus on an obscure Arctic mining company, Aborigen Forum is appealing to someone more likely to grab international headlines: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla...
29 Jun 2020 MOSCOW
Water and soil samples that were taken near the site of a giant fuel spill in the Russia’s Arctic and prepared for tests at an independent lab have been held up at the Norilsk airport, a lawmaker and Greenpeace said on Saturday. A vast fuel tank lost pressure in the end of May and released more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel into rivers and subsoil near Norilsk, an incident that Greenpeace has compared to the devastating 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska.
16 Jun 2020 MOSCOW
An environmental offence case was launched against employees companies Norilsk Nickel and Mekhanobr Engineering over wastewater discharge to Tomulakh river in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Investigative Committee’s press service reported Tuesday. The violations were allegedly committed during construction of an industrial waste disposal facility.
10 Jun 2020 NORILSK
The maximum allowable concentration of hazardous substances (MAC) in water of fuel-contaminated reservoirs in Norilsk exceeds the norm 60 times "in the most difficult zones," First Deputy Emergencies Minister Alexander Chupriyan told reporters. The loss of containment of the diesel fuel tank occurred on the territory of the combined heat and power plant CHPP-3 in Norilsk, Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region, on May 29...
4 Jun 2020 Moscow, Russia
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin declared a local state of emergency 3 June after 20,000 tons of oil leaked into rivers from a power plant in the Arctic north of the country.The contamination happened 29 May when the “oil products” leaked from a tank in an industrial plant operated by Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company, a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and one of the largest producers of nickel, platinum and copper...
11 Feb 2019 MOSCOW
The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has set out to fully clean up Russia’s most polluted cities by 2024 within the framework of the state’s national project known as "Ecology", citing data uploaded to the government’s website on Monday. The "Clean Air" section has been added to the project, which seeks to improve the ecological situation in those cities where it is dire, such as Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Chelyabinsk and Chita.
28 Sep 2016 MANILA, Philippines
Thirty mines in the Philippines, including 18 nickel producers, have either been suspended or recommended for suspension for environmental violations in a government crackdown that has caused ructions in the world nickel market.The mines already shut, together with those now recommended for suspension, accounted for 56 percent of nickel production by value last year, Environment Undersecretary Leo Jasareno told reporters in Manila on September 27th...
16 Sep 2016 MOSCOW, Russia
Siberia’s Daldykan River runs red from time to time, Russian metals giant Norilsk Nikel has asserted.Citing US National Aeronautics and Spae Administration (NASA) satellite imagery, the company acknowledged that heavy rains on September 5th caused flooding over a "filtration dam" from its Nadezhda plant into the river -- but said the discoloration is not unusual given the geological properties of the region’s soil...
14 Sep 2016 MOSCOW, Russia
Russian metals company Norilsk Nikel on September 12th admitted that a spill at one of its plants caused the Daldykin River, near Norilsk in Siberia, to turn scarlet-red last week.The company now says that heavy rains on September 5th caused flooding over a "filtration dam" into the river."Despite the short-term discoloration of the water...
8 Sep 2016 MOSCOW, Russia
The Russian Government is investigating possible causes of the Daldykin River near Norilsk in Siberia losing its natural color and turning scarlet-red this week.A statement from Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources says that according to preliminary information, a possible cause of the phenomenon is pollution from a broken slurry pipeline at the Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant where metals giant Norilsk Nikel processes nickel concentrate...