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Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

MOSCOW — A Russian metallurgical firm stated Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the accountable workers.

The assertion from Nornickel is the second time in a month the corporate has been linked to air pollution within the ecologically delicate area.

In Might, round 21,000 tons of diesel gas leaked after a reservoir at a Nornickel-operated energy plant collapsed; a number of the gas entered a lake that feeds into an arm of the Arctic Sea.

The assertion got here hours after the unbiased newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that water tainted with heavy metals from the tailings at a nickel-processing plant have been being pumped right into a river.

In this handout photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, workers prepare an area for reservoirs for soil contaminated with fuel at an oil spill outside Norilsk.
On this handout picture supplied by the Russian Emergency Conditions Ministry, employees put together an space for reservoirs for soil contaminated with gas at an oil spill outdoors Norilsk.AP

Nornickel stated the water was improperly pumped due to an overflowing sump; it stated the water was “clarified” and there’s no menace of waste leakage.

Each services are close to Norilsk, north of the Arctic Circle, 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) northeast of Moscow.

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