The funds that the Norilsk Nickel company paid as a fine for the spill of diesel fuel in Norilsk are allocated in the budget exclusively for environmental projects, said Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. The accident happened in 2020, the company paid out more than 146 billion rubles. “Norilsk Nickel – there is a whole program, I don’t remember what events, but the events are exclusively in the field of ecology” RIA Novosti. ”Earlier, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the costs of compensating for environmental damage should not be financed by companies as operating costs, because this reduces profits and, accordingly, reduces taxes to the regional budgets. As a result, it turns out that residents pay for the elimination of damage, said Mr. Mishustin. The accident at the Norilsk-Taimyr energy company occurred in May 2020. When the tank with diesel fuel was depressurized, 6 thousand tons of diesel fuel got into the ground, 15 thousand tons – into the Daldykan and Ambarnaya rivers. In the beginning of March… .