6 Oct 2009 13:13

Parliamentary commission will release report on dam accident in two months - Gryzlov


Parliamentary commission will release report on dam accident in two months - Gryzlov

MOSCOW. Oct 6 (Interfax) - The parliamentary commission investigating the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant will release a report in two months, which could differ from the government commission's conclusions, State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said.

"The parliamentary investigative commission will propose some new ideas and understanding of what happened at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, I think," Gryzlov told the press on Tuesday.

Concerning the people, whom the industrial safety watchdog Rostekhnadzor blamed for being responsible for the dam accident, Gryzlov said it is for the court to decide, who is guilty. "I think this would be an absolutely correct approach," he said, answering a question from Interfax.

"Although, there is a circle of people, who by virtue of their official responsibilities, signed documents and made decisions. Rostekhandzor's commission has the right to question the decisions made by these officials," Gryzlov explained.

The parliamentary commission has had three sessions and its members have traveled to Khakassia and visited the organizations, which had developed the project, prepared materials on the automation systems, as well as the safety system at the hydroelectric plant, he said.

"So, there is one more aspect in the parliamentary commission's work. It must find out how strictly laws were being observed at various stages of the construction and operation of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant. This is important for uncovering the causes of the accident, and possibly, for amending the laws," the Duma speaker said.

For instance, adjustments could be made in the law on tenders for state orders, he said. "The tenders held, as we understand, drew organizations, whose core businesses were different, and the organization that developed the automation systems was among them," Gryzlov said.

Rostekhnadzor earlier named 18 persons, who it said, were in charge of preventing incidents and accidents at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, among them top managers at RusHydro. The Rostekhnadzor report also mentions RAO UES former head Anatoly Chubais and Deputy Energy Minister Vyacheslav Sinyugin, who formerly was RusHydro's CEO," he said.