ARTIC RIVER SYSTEM IN RUSSIA POLLUTED
More than 20,000 tons of diesel leaked into the Ambarnaya River near the city of Norilsk
The spill happened when a fuel tank at a power plant near the Siberian city ‘ Norilsk collapsed
The power plant’s director Vyacheslav Starostin has been taken into custody until 31 July, but not yet charged.
The conglomerate, which is the world’s leading nickel and palladium producer, has also been blamed for another leak in 2016, when pollutants from its plant leaked into another river in the region.
Its factories have made Norilsk one of the most heavily polluted places on Earth.