Saturday, June 22, 2024
Russia has not been informed of any emergency situation in regard to the nuclear particles detected over the Baltic Sea, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, Reuters reports. “We have an absolutely advanced radiation levels safety monitoring system and there are no emergency alarms,” Peskov told reporters. “We...
Russia plans to recruit prisoners sentenced to forced labor to clean up pollution in the Arctic, the state-run TASS news agency reported Thursday, citing Federal Prison Service (FSIN) official Elena Korobkova. According to The Moscow Times, the announcement follows a string of environmental incidents to hit the fast-warming region this...
Russia’s state-run nuclear power company Rosatom has said it has taken a Soviet-built nuclear reactor out of operation after 45 years of service, the company said in a statement on Saturday. According to the corporation, Reactor No. 1 at the Leningrad nuclear power plant has been shut down as...
A crew of 17 from a Murmansk-based fishing trawler are feared dead after their vessel sank in the Barents Sea near Novaya Zemlya, an isolated archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, RT reported. Another ship managed to rescue two of the 19 on board. A distress call from the trawler Onega...
According to Kommersant sources, Aeroflot and Gazprom Neft want to sign an agreement on the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the Eastern Economic Forum (to be held in Vladivostok on September 2–4). The businesses did not respond to requests for comment. Because of its origin, SAF is regarded...
Russia’s Norilsk Nickel said on Tuesday it expects it will be another week before it has an idea of when it can restart two waterlogged mines in Siberia, Reuters reports. Nornickel, the world’s largest palladium producer and a leading nickel producer, partly suspended operations at the Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky mines...
Three people were killed after an avalanche struck a ski resort near the Arctic city of Norilsk late on Friday, the local branch of Russia’s emergency services ministry said, Reuters reports. The bodies of two adults and a young child were found as part of a search and rescue mission...
Eleven bodies were discovered at the scene of a firefighting effort in a care home in Bashkortostan, a republic in Russia's southern Urals, the Emergencies Ministry’s press service told TASS on Tuesday. "At 00:53 Moscow Time a fire was reported on Kizilskaya Street in Ishbuldino, in Bashkortostan’s Abzelilovsky district. Eleven...
Russian metals producer Nornickel said on Tuesday it will boost output of nickel products at its Harjavalta plant in Finland as it bets on the expanding market for battery materials needed for electric vehicles (EV), Reuters reported. Finland’s state mining investment firm Finnish Minerals Group, German chemicals giant BASF and...
Russia’s oldest steelmaker and one of the country’s biggest polluters, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel PJSC, (MMK) plans to spend around $600 million on environmental projects, Bloomberg reported.  During the company’s Capital Markets Day in London on Friday, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel PJSC, (MMK), told analysts, investors, and press that its...