3148908 Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after the polar circle oil spill
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The leaked diesel oil in engine, some 12km (7. 5 miles) from The Site of The Accident
the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil into a river within the Arctic Circle .
The oil spill is what happens when a tank at a power station near the Siberian city of Norilsk broke Last Friday .
President Putin expressed anger after the discovery, officials only learned about The Incident Two Days later.
The complex is owned by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, The World 's leading nickel and palladium producer.
And in a televised video conference on Wednesday, Mr Putin sharply criticized The Head of The Company over the timeliness of its response.
"Why authorities only find out about this Two Days after the fact?", he asked the daughter, boss, Sergei Lipin. "Are we going to learn more about emergency situations from the Social Media ?"
The region's Governor Alexander Uss, had previously told President Vladimir Putin that he appeared aware of the oil spill on Sunday that "alarming information in Social Media ".
Mr Putin has ordered an investigation into The Accident , and a manager of the Power Plant has now been arrested. President Putin expressed shock after hearing of the officials, the spill was aware of it days after it happened
In a statement, Norilsk Nickel said The Incident was reported in a "timely and properly".
The Accident happened when the pillars of a fuel tank began to drop at a Power Plant . The area is melting, the permafrost has been built to, if the climate warms.
The leaked oil engine, some 12km (7. 5 miles) from The Accident scene, turn over a long distance the Ambarnaya river of crimson Red .
The State of emergency means of additional armed forces sent to help with the clean-up operation. experts have warned that the clean-up operation will be difficult
The Accident is believed to be The Second largest in the modern Russian history in terms of volume, an expert of The World Wildlife Fund, the AFP news Agency said.
It contaminated 350 sq km (135 sq mile) area, state media reports.
The Incident has to say about stark warnings of environmentalists, the extent of the oil spill and the geography of The River means that it will be difficult to clean.
It is not the First Time Norilsk Nickel has been involved in the oil spills.
was responsible for turning a nearby river Red .
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