28 June 2020 г, 16:45
Today, on June 28, 2020, at 8:20, to avoid any possible damage from clarified industrial water found overflowing from a sump at the Talnakh Concentrator, the plant’s personnel chose to pump the water to an adjacent site. This decision constituted a gross violation of the factory’s operational protocols. The responsible personnel have been suspended effective immediately and Nornickel has opened an internal investigation. The company is cooperating with Russia’s ecology watchdog Rosprirodnadzor and the Ministry of Emergency Situations to monitor the situation and assess whether any damage has occurred.
There is no threat of waste leakage.