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Source: Russia Ministry of Energy

Moscow, June 22. – The Ministry of energy and Rostekhnadzor initiated an analysis of requirements of normative legal acts in the conditions of fuel storage at power stations with the aim of developing and making changes necessary to avoid situations with the contamination of soil and water resources.Also following the meeting in the Ministry of energy utilities with similar storage fuel tanks, instructed on the operational conduct additional risk analysis of oil spills and implementation of appropriate measures to minimise them.We will remind, on June 21 in the Srednekolymsk district of the village on the DPP Argakhtakh (production unit of the branch “Srednekolymskiy RES” JSC “Sakhaenergo”) was discovered leaking from the fuel tank.According to preliminary information, the soil flowed around 3.5 cubic meters of diesel fuel, the results of visual inspection of the seepage of diesel fuel through the soil into the river Alazeya. Energy production divisions of the branch “Srednekolymskiy RES” JSC “Sakhaenergo” siphoned diesel fuel from the damaged tank to the adjacent tank. The planned creation of a trench between the riverbed and the capacity to stop the seepage of diesel fuel.June 22, employees of JSC “RusHydro” together with representatives of EMERCOM of Russia Lena Department of Rostechnadzor, the Ministry of environment and nature Conservation of Yakutia Yakutia Prosecutor’s office arrived at the scene of the incident. Liquidation of consequences is implemented with the assistance of professional rescue organization. Were placed booms and sorbent is sprayed, the works on elimination of consequences of continuing.As of 18.00 MSK seepage into the river is stopped. Is pumping diesel out of the excavated trench in reserve capacity.The course of works on liquidation of consequences is under special control of the energy Ministry of Russia and the Government Commission on electricity supply security (Federal HQ) to complete the work.


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