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OAO Irkutskenergo Press Service Announcement

We would like to bring to the attention of our colleagues the fact that the following information distributed in mass media at the instigation of one of news agencies does not reflect the reality: “Bratsk EMERCOM held OAO Irkutskenergo responsible for the death of a schoolgirl who fell of the cliff near the right insertion of Bratskaya HPP on April 14…”

Sergey Zhuravlev, the acting head of North-West search and rescue party of RGD EMERCOM of the Irkutsk region negated the information quoted by several regional mass media as his official comment on the incident. He specified the search and rescue party is not authorized to hold anyone responsible for the incident. In its turn the press service of OAO Irkutskenergo would like to remind that any public accusation is under the authority of the court and the decision of court is presented as a result of investigation.

We would also like to inform that under the implementation of complex secutiry program of Bratskaya HPP the installation of fences at the right bank dam (like at the left side) is planned for the next yearнамечено на следующий год. The passage to the site adjacent to HPP will be closed together with approach and local roads for 60-meter radius. In addition, soon corresponding signs on high danger of the site will be installed in the area. However, this measure will not make safe those people who will still try to get to the edge of the Bratskaya HPP territory, risking their own lives.

OAO Irkutskenergo expresses its condoleances to the relatives of the deceased girl and appeals to the dwellers of Bratsk and other cities where high-threat industrial energy facilities are located to be very careful and attentive, especially when it concerns children.

Press service of OAO Irkutskenergo

April 21, 2011
April 21, 2011
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