Disasters

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  • 28 Jan 2016- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary A Hungarian court this week acquitted 15 employees of an aluminum smelting plant of criminal charges in relation to a 2010 toxic spill that killed 10 people, injured 150, and contaminated nearby rivers in what has is considered the
  • 1 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary A thousand barrels of toxic waste will be quickly removed from a defunct chemical plant in Budapest due to deteriorating conditions at the site, officials said this week. The announcement comes after environmental NGO Greenpeace warned
  • 24 Feb 2015- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUDAPEST, Hungary The Hungarian government will provide $1.5 million USD in compensation for non-material damages to victims of a 2010 toxic sludge disaster, the country’s National Development Ministry said last week. The compensation will be provided
  • 12 Feb 2015- 11:00 by Local Press Report SOFIA Sofia News Agency A barge carrying 850 tonnes of fertilizers on board sank in the Romanian port of Moldova Veche on Wednesday, while conducting maneuvers. The Romanian port lies approximately 200 kilometres upstream from the beginning of the Bulgarian
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Prut River, a tributary of the Danube that flows through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania and provides drinking water to people in the region, is at risk of contamination with toxic chemicals, Moldovan environmentalists warned this
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Environmental Police are working to halt groundwater and soil contamination from an old mining site in Balan, in Harghita County, on the Olt River. The mine in Balan was operational for nearly 400 years, until 2006. Clean-up