State of emergency declared in western Siberia after 500 liters of fuel spilled into a river

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State of emergency declared in western Siberia after 500 liters of fuel spilled into a river







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The Russian authorities have decreed a state of emergency in a region of western Siberia after the spill of some 500 liters of diesel fuel on the Angará river.

“State of emergency in the territory of the Kezhemski district due to the spill of oil derivatives in the Angará River,” the Angará River reported in a statement. Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, according to the news agency Sputnik.

In Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region, west of Siberia, local authorities they haven’t asked for help to the Ministry to alleviate the consequences of the spill, as detailed in the statement.

“There are no stains in the river”

According to preliminary data, “500 liters of diesel fuel were spilled into the water from a barge”, although “there are no stains on the river and the consequences have been eliminated.”

This very week, Greenpeace requested the Russian Government a toughening of environmental policy the country due to the state of Khalaktyr Beach in Kamchatka, which is suffering the consequences of a spill of unknown origin that already has killed hundreds of animals and has left the water covered in a yellowish foam.

Also, this summer, there was a spill of 21,000 tons of crude oil to another river in Siberia, near the city of Norilsk, after an accident at the Norilsk thermoelectric power plant and pIt would be the largest spill in history in the Russian Arctic area, according to information from the news agency TASS.

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