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Премия рунета 2017

FUEL SPILL NEAR NORILSK: HELP ARRIVES FROM ALL PARTIES

08 june 2020
More and more new forces are involved to eliminate the consequences of the oil spill near Norilsk. Organizations from other countries also offer their assistance.

Rescue workers from other Russian regions, as well as oil spill response specialists from several oil and gas companies, joined the spill response. At the very beginning of the operation, several dozens of specialists worked on the spot, now there are more than 500. The volumes of the collected spilled fuel increased significantly: at the beginning of last week it was possible to collect up to 50 cubic meters per day, now the amount reaches 250 cubic meters. Ii is important that for such volumes of skimmed oil enough temporary tanks have already been delivered with a total volume of about 15,000 m3.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has been actively involved in the assistance.

“Starting from June 7, we receive radar images from space not once every 10-12 days, but almost every day. - says Alexei Knizhnikov, Head of the Program for the Business Environmental Responsibility at WWF-Russia. - This is an extremely important and all-weather additional tool to control pollution of the water surface. We thank the European Space Agency and Roscosmos for such an intense shooting schedule.”

According to the latest satellite imagery data, as of June 7, which is being decrypted by WWF partners from RiskSat, large film pollution in the water area of ​​Lake Pyasino is still not identified. According to information from the participants of the clean-up, dead birds were also not found.

Marine Rescue Service morspas.com
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