Diesel fuel spill near Norilsk: new stage of the clean-up and need for public control
Environmentalists say that in order to assess the extent of pollution of Lake Pyasino and the river flowing out of it with the toxic components of diesel fuel, it is urgently necessary to establish high-quality scientific hydrochemical and hydrobiological monitoring. Monitoring data will also be used to produce general public assessment of the consequences of the accident. Work on it will begin in the near future.
WWF is convinced that the accident area needs close attention and public control even after completion of the work. It is the only way to influence and make Norilsk Nickel fulfill its obligations to eliminate the consequences of the disaster and restore disturbed ecosystems, both as a result of this accident and in connection with numerous discharges of pollutants in previous years.