Romanian Officials Uninterested in River Water Pollution

5 May 2008 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania
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- Romania is the biggest producer of garbage among all the 27 member states of the European Union (EU), and authorities' failure to enact regulation and sanctions to protect the environment in the country does nothing to make Romanians more ecology minded, according to a report released last week. Last year, 37 tons of plastic waste was found in the largest reservation of wetlands in Europe, the Danube Delta. The plastic poses a threat to the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-protected area. This spring has brought heavy rains to Romania. Garbage dumped into the country's rivers led to flooding that destroyed dozens of homes...

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