Company “Norilsk Nickel” is fined for river pollution Daldykan near the city of Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk territory, from-for what water flow is highlighted in red. The decision adopted by Rosprirodnadzor, reported “Тайга.info” with reference to TASS.
According to the Agency, in respect of the company was conducted an administrative investigation and the Protocol on an administrative offense under part 4 of article 8.13. Administrative code “Violation of requirements to protection of water objects which can entail their pollution, a contamination and (or) depletion”. The proceedings ended with the imposition of an administrative fine, the size for legal entities, under this article of the administrative code of the Russian Federation, ranges from 30 thousand to 40 thousand rubles, reported the website of the Krasnoyarsk regional branch of the Russian popular front.
The exact amount of the fine in the service did not elaborate, but said that in the case of a first violation, an order is made for the minimum amount. “Norilsk Nickel” have ten days to appeal the decision of the Ministry. If the decision is not appealed, it will enter into force, said RIA “Novosti”.
The reports that the water in the river Daldykan was painted a bright red, began to arrive in the Ministry of environment on 6 September from residents. Possible cause of pollution was called a breakthrough of slurry pipeline of PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel”.
The head of the Ministry Sergey Donskoy instructed Rosprirodnadzor to conduct an audit. Later “Nornikel” has acknowledged his involvement in the dyeing of the river, saying that it happened because of the emergency situation on one of filtration dams Nadezhda metallurgical plant during abnormal rains.
It was noted that despite the short-term staining of the water in the river with iron salts, danger to people or fauna of the incident is not. The company promised that more such situations will not. Meanwhile, experts from NASA published pictures Daldykan 15-year-old, confirming that the dyeing of the river in an unusual color happens regularly.