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Norilsk Nickel Reports New Fuel Spill in Arctic

Metal News - Published on Tue, 14 Jul 2020

Image Source: Nornickel Norilsktransgaz Fuel Spill
Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel said around 45 tonnes of aviation fuel has spilled from its pipeline in the Arctic. Norilsk Nickel said "A pipeline owned by Norilsktransgaz was depressurized while pumping aviation fuel in the area of Tukhard settlement. 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 tonnes of fuel. Pipeline has been shut down and measures were being taken to collect the spilled fuel.”

Tukhard settlement is situated some 100 kilometers from Norilsk and around 70 kilometers from Norilsk Nickel's Arctic port of Dudinka.

The incident is the latest in a series of environmental disasters to hit around the Far Northern city of Norilsk, which is located above the Arctic Circle. In May, some 21,000 tonnes of diesel fuel was spilled from a Norilsk Nickel-operated power plant in Norilsk.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 14 Jul 2020
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