The Arbitrazh Court of the Krasnoyarsk region has concluded its proceedings in consideration of the claim by the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (“Rosprirodnadzor”) for 148 billion rubles ($1.9bln) against NTEK.
Nornickel subsidiary, seeking compensation of damages caused to the environment as a result of the diesel fuel spill accident on 29 May 2020.
In its final hearing today, the Court decided to award the damages claimed by Rosprirodnadzor in the amount of RUB 146.2bln (USD 1.9bln).
The cause of the spill was one of the fuel tanks rupture and collapse due to subsidence of the storage supports.
Vladimir Potanin Today’s Arbitrazh Court of the Krasnoyarsk region decision to collect 146.2 billion rubles ($1.9bln) from Norilsk Nickel in damages for the fuel spill at TPP-3 in Norilsk is a lesson not only for our company, but also a signal for the entire business community, said Vladimir Potanin, the head of the mining giant Norilsk Nickel appearing live on a national TV newscast on Friday.
“We learned this lesson well. We are carrying out the instructions of the President to eliminate the consequences of the accident and to restore the ecosystem.”he said.