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Diesel from a power plant fell into a river in Yakutia

Diesel from a power plant fell into a river in Yakutia
Photo: press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Yakutia

The Commission of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Yakutia revealed the pollution of the Alazey River with oil products from the fuel depot near the village of Argakhtakh. In the pond, they found a trace of fuel about one meter wide.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the region, the spill volume amounted to about five thousand cubic meters. The distance from the tank to the river is only 14 meters. The soil near the fuel tank is polluted by 90 square meters. meters. Find out the cause of the accident, experts took soil and water samples for environmental impact assessment.

Verification Materials will be transferred to the prosecutor Yakutia and the Department of Rosprirodnadzor in the region, as Sakhaenergo JSC and the Alazeya River are subject to federal supervision.

Oil spills occurred at the diesel engine’s fuel depot on June 21. A leak occurred at the bottom of the tank. Employees of the GU EMERCOM of Russia in Yakutia eliminated the accident, booms were installed on the water to intercept petroleum products. Upon the incident Criminal case initiated.

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