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4 Jun 2020

The Moscow Times

Massive Siberian oil spill causes $80M in waterway damage – Greenpeace

A massive diesel spill into a Siberian river caused at least 6 billion rubles (more than $76 million) in damages to waterways above the Arctic Circle, Greenpeace Russia said...The estimate does not include damages to soil and the atmosphere from greenhouse gas emissions, the environmental NGO added...Putin...lambasted the head of the metals giant Norilsk Nickel subsidiary that owns the power plant, NTEK, after regional officials said the company failed to report the incident. Norilsk Nickel said the tank began leaking last Friday after supporting pillars that had "held it in place for 30 years without difficulty" began to sink...Russia's Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, announced that it launched four criminal probes into the accident and detained an employee of the power plant.