Report: Norilsk diesel spill spreads downstream

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE | A massive diesel spill from Norilsk Nickel's powerplant in Norilsk, Siberia has reached an environmentally-sensitive lake, according to a top regional official. 

Krasnoyarsk governor Alexander Uss told reporters Tuesday that the fuel spill is now entering Lake Pyasino, a 40-mile-long lake just downstream from Norilsk on the Daldykan and Ambarnaya Rivers. Norilsk Nickel VP and COO Sergei Dyachenko denied that the spill had reached the lake in a videoconference Tuesday, saying that the company's sampling showed no evidence of contamination in the area. 

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