Showing posts with label Siberia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Siberia. Show all posts

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Emergency In Siberia!

Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently declared an emergency in Siberia.  He has taken this decision after flowing about 20 thousand tons of diesel from a power plant storage center.  The corona virus crisis is widespread in the world at this time, but with this, many kinds of difficulties are coming up.

 The incident occurred at a power plant located on the outskirts of the city of Norilsk, 2,900 kilometers from Moscow.  Blockers have been put in place to prevent the fuel from entering the Ambernaya River.  A lake emerges from the river, which later joins a river.  This river goes towards the environmentally sensitive Arctic Ocean.

 Loss of fish and other resources

 Russia's President Putin ordered the authorities to stop the damage from this drift to a minimum scale.  According to Alexei Nijinnikov, director of the World Wildlife Fund-Russia, fish and other resources will be damaged.  This would cause a minimum loss of $ 13-14 million.
No cause of accident is found yet

 This oil plant is operated by a division of Norilsk Nickel, whose factories in the region have made Norilsk one of the most heavily polluted places on earth.  However, no cause of the accident has been reported so far.

 Company owner responsible

 The President of Russia blamed the owner of that company for negligence in the large-scale fuel oil spill in the Arctic region and he is ensuring that whatever costs will be incurred in trying to stop this leak from going into rivers and seas.  Will be charged

 Not the first time

 This is not the first time that an emergency declaration has been made about oil in Russia.  In an accident in 2016, another plant had leaked oil in a nearby river, causing the river to turn red.  The company was fined less than $ 1,000 for the incident.



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