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State of alarm in Russian arctic district declared due to pipeline overflow

Authorities of the Taimir district on the Arctic coast in the far north of Russia have raised the alarm in the Krasnokyarsk region because jet fuel was spilled due to pressure loss in an oil pipeline, Russian news agency Tass.

In a statement, the local authorities declared an alarm condition throughout the community after the spillage registered in the Tujard settlement. “A person in charge of emergency services said the fuel had spread across a lake.

“According to updated information, 55 cubic meters of fuel were contaminated in an area of ​​about 30 square meters. The fuel has spread into two areas with connected water,” said the head of the emergency services. this confirmed that the spill was included.

State of alarm in Russian arctic district declared due to pipeline overflow
State of alarm in Russian arctic district declared due to pipeline overflow

To prevent the spill from reaching the nearby Bolshaya River, emergency teams have placed seven floating barriers in the water. In addition, the land contaminated with fuel was treated with 750 kg of absorbent material.

The pipeline that caused the spill is owned by Norilsktransgas and is used to transfer fuel to a tank. The tank in question lost pressure on July 12 and caused a pipe break. The Russian committee of inquiry has opened investigations to clarify the accident. Norilsktransgas is a subsidiary of the Nornickel group.

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