Environmental Watchdog Files $2bn Lawsuit against Nornickel

Russia’s environmental watchdog said on Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit against a power unit of mining giant Norilsk Nickel to claim 148 billion rubles ($1.96 billion) in environmental damage caused by a fuel leak earlier this year, Reuters reported.

The watchdog had previously asked Nornickel to pay this sum voluntarily.

Nornickel did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.

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