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Environmental catastrophe is declared as one of biggest ever Arctic oil spills stretches out over Taymyr tundra

Large territories of rivers, streams and tundra lands are covered by more than 20 thousands tons of diesel oil from a reservoir owned by company Nornickel

The catastrophe was reported to the authorities only two days after the spill and nobody really knows how to clean up.

  • Atle Staalesen
  • The Barents Observer

A thick layer of diesel oil now covers more than 20 km of rivers around the installations of the Norilsk-Taymyr Energy Company.

Practically all rivers and affluent creeks are filled up by oil products, leader of Russia’s Federal Environmental Control Service (Rosprirodnadzor) says after a…

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