MOSCOW, June 4 (RAPSI) – Investigators have asked court to detain a chief of the boiler-and-turbine floor of a heat and power plant in Russia’s northern town Norilsk as part of a case over disaster resulted in the fuel spillage into a local stream and river Ambarnaya, RAPSI has learnt in the Investigative Committee.

Vyacheslav Starostin refused to give testimony. Negligence charges over failure to report an emergency in time are to be brought against him soon.

On Wednesday, three cases opened after the thermal power plant disaster were consolidated into a single case and forwarded to the Investigative Committee’s Main Investigations Directorate for the investigation. Investigators are checking the incident for the ground spoiling, environmental offence and water pollution, the statement reads.

According to case papers, on May 29, over 20 tons of petrochemicals spreaded over the thermal power station and flew into the subsoil and waters near the Nadezhinsky iron and steel plant that resulted in the environment pollution and harm.