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Nornickel Update on Spill Incident at HPP-3

Metal News - Published on Fri, 03 Jul 2020

Image Source: Nornickel Waste Discharge HPP3
By now, rescuers have collected more than 25,563 cubic meter of water and fuel mixture from the Ambarnaya River & 7,468 cubic meter of water and fuel mixture has been pumped from the area around HPP-3, with over 157 kt of contaminated soil removed. 118.7 km of the bank line and 228,720 sq m of contaminated surface have been treated with sorbents.

On 1 July Nornickel started pumping the water and fuel mixture collected from the Ambarnaya River’s bank line to an industrial site near Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant. The mixture will then be subjected to separation, with works scheduled to be completed by 5 September.

The rehabilitation exercise will focus on the area around HPP-3, the Ambarnaya River’s bank line, and the treatment of soil removed from the HPP, and will be performed by companies possessing certified modern technologies.

Nornickel has developed a program of quick-impact initiatives for 2020–2021 to boost industrial safety and strengthen protective structures around hazardous facilities. The Company will invest in these initiatives some RUB 2.5 billion in 2020 and another RUB 11 billion in 2021.

The next step will be the restoration of biodiversity. The Company will be ready to provide financing for the construction of a fish breeding farm once the initiative is approved by the Ministry of Agriculture. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the local indigenous communities.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 03 Jul 2020
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