There are about 20,000 tons of diesel that just spilled into the Ambarnaya River in Siberia. According to DW, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his fury over the handling of the incident.
This incident took place the past Friday on the outskirts of the city of Norilsk, which is about 3,000 km northeast of Moscow. Physical barriers have been laid out as a result of the discharge into the Ambarnaya River, which feeds into a lake.
From there, the water continues into another river that is heading into the Arctic Ocean, according to DW.
Putin criticized NTEK
Putin criticized a subsidiary, NTEK, of metals giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), after officials said the company didn’t report the incident mentioned above.
The online publication that reported the news revealed the following quotes.
“Why did government agencies only find out about this two days after the fact? Are we going to learn about emergency situations from social media? Are you quite healthy over there?” Putin lambasted NTEK chief Sergei Lipin.
Nornickel stated that NTEK addressed what had happened in a “timely and proper” way.
On the other hand, Krasnoyarsk region governor Alexander Uss told Putin he only “learned of the real situation” on Sunday after “alarming information appeared on social media,” according to the same online publication that we mentioned above.
— President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) June 3, 2020
It’s also important to note the fact that the NTEX operated plant is one of more factories in that specific area that has made the industrial city or Norilsk one of the most polluted places on the planet.
Speaking of polluted places, we just revealed the other day that experts found the world’s cleanest air. This is free from any particles that are caused by human activity, and it’s located over the Southern Ocean which surrounds Antarctica.