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Russia declares state of emergency after 20,000 tonne oil spill 04 June 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency on June 3 after 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel leaked from a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk on May 29. The accident took place at the Nadezhdinski Metallurgical Plant where a “considerable amount” of the spilled petrochemicals seeped into the Ambarnaya River, the Kremlin said. ...

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Russian pipeline company faces claims of up to $1bn for polluted oil 06 February 2020

Industry sources have told Reuters news agency that the Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft is facing claims of up to $1 billion relating to the contamination of around five million tonnes of oil in April 2019....

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Satellite pinpoints major methane leak from Central Asian oilfield 26 November 2019

Montreal-based GHGSat Inc said on November 22 that one of its satellites had discovered a giant methane plume apparently deriving from unlit flaring in the Korpezhe oil and gas field in western Turkmenistan....

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Two dead, one missing after blast on Russian oil tanker 04 November 2019

Two people were killed following an explosion on board a crude oil tanker off the coast of Nakhodka Bay in the far east of Russia near Vladivostock. One more person is still missing following the blast on November 2 which is thought to have been caused by a mixture of gas and air exploding....

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US says August Russian nuclear explosion took place during recovery of crashed cruise missile 15 October 2019

A State Department official has said that a mysterious explosion at a Russian naval test range in the White Sea in August occurred during an operation to recover a nuclear-powered missile that had crashed during a test....

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Explosion hits Russian research facility harbouring smallpox virus 17 September 2019

An explosion on September 16 caused a fire at the Vector Institute, a biological research facility in Siberia known for being one of the two sites in the world housing samples of live smallpox virus. ...

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Russia may give pipeline operator control of all oil intake terminals after contamination scare 20 August 2019

Russia could transfer the operational responsibility for all oil intake terminals to state-owned pipeline company Transneft, according to a report on a government website relayed by the Reuters news agency, after a privately-owned terminal was blamed earlier this year for contaminating oil supplies....

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Five nuclear engineers killed by rocket explosion in Russia 13 August 2019

Five Russian nuclear engineers have died and three injured following a rocket engine explosion on an offshore platform in the White Sea, northern Russia. The blast, which occurred on August 8, caused a spike in radiation levels in the nearby city of Severodvinsk....

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Russian town evacuated after explosions at ammunition depot 06 August 2019

Thousands have been evacuated from a Siberian town after an ammunition depot on a military base caught fire, triggering huge explosions that sent shrapnel flying for miles around. One soldier was killed and at least seven other people have been injured, according to Russian state news agency TASS....

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Fire at Russian power plant kills one, injures 13 11 July 2019

A fire broke out at a thermal power plant near Moscow on July 11 killing a woman and injuring 13 people. The blaze started at a natural gas pipeline on the premises of the power plant before being extinguished by firefighters a few hours later....

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