Norilsk oil spill
|Norilsk diesel oil spill|
|Location||Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia|
|Date||29 May 2020|
|Operator||NTEK (Nornickel subsidiary)|
|Volume||21,000 m3 (17,500 tonnes)|
|Area||350 km2 (140 sq mi)|
The Norilsk oil spill was an industrial disaster near Norilsk in Russia. It began on 29 May 2020, when a fuel storage tank at Norilsk-Taimyr Energy's Thermal Power Plant No. 3 failed. It flooded local rivers with 21,000 cubic metres (740,000 cu ft) of diesel oil. Russian President Vladimir Putin called it a state of emergency in early June.
References[change | change source]
- "Diesel fuel spill in Norilsk in Russia's Arctic contained". TASS. Moscow, Russia. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
- Max Seddon (4 June 2020), "Siberia fuel spill threatens Moscow's Arctic ambitions", Financial Times
- "Putin orders state of emergency after huge fuel spill inside Arctic Circle". The Guardian. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.