Norilsk Nickel 54 million rubles worth of ecological damage
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case due to the discharge of untreated wastewater, which caused environmental damage by 154 million rubles.
“According to the preliminary version of the investigation, from June 2017 to July 2019, unidentified persons from among the employees of the PF PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel and JSC Mechanical Engineering responsible for observing the environmental protection rules when designing and constructing an accommodation facility Wastes produced by the Talnakhsky enrichment plant made a number of violations, as a result of which untreated sewage was discharged into the water intake areas of the Tomulakh River, as well as into the soil in the vicinity of the Oktyabrsky mine. According to the conclusion of Rosprirodnadzor, the environment has been harmed, requiring more than 154 million rubles to recover costs.”
This case clearly demonstrates that in order to reduce costs and increase profits, the capitalists are ready to do anything. They will cut down forests, poison the soil and pollute the atmosphere, without caring about anything but today’s profit. And it doesn’t matter if it is foreign business people or our own – they act exactly the same.