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Nornickel pays Russia $2 billion over Arctic fuel leak

MOSCOW, March 10 (Reuters) - Russian miner Norilsk Nickel said on Wednesday that it had paid $2 billion to Russia for the environmental damage caused by a huge fuel spill last year in the country’s worst Arctic environmental disaster.

The size of the penalty, unprecedented in Russia, follows a leak last May of 21,000 tonnes of diesel into rivers and subsoil near Norilsk in Siberia which infuriated Russian President Vladimir Putin.

$1 = 74.0050 roubles Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Jason Neely

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