Disasters

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  • 16 May 2014- 09:31 by Local Press Report BELGRADE Bloomberg Serbia declared a state of emergency and asked Russia, the European Union and Slovenia to send humanitarian and technical assistance after three days of record rainfall triggered floods that have killed five people. Rising rivers forced
  • 13 Apr 2011- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HUNGARY, BUDAPEST Areas severely damaged six months ago by a ruptured aluminum tailings dam near Ajka, Hungary have seen little of the cleanup and support promised by authorities, according to the international environmental NGO WWF. On October 4, 2010,
  • 16 Feb 2011- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HUNGARY, BUDAPEST Toxic sludge from the Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt aluminum production plant, owned by MAL Zrt, is still being released and polluting waterways as wastewater, according to the Hungarian branch of international environmental group Greenpeace.
  • 20 Oct 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA The SlovakianEnvironmental Inspectorate (SEI) has launched an intensive monitoring program of the water quality in the Danube River. The Danube River forms the natural border between Slovakia and Hungary. The site of the Ajka
  • 20 Oct 2010- 14:48 by Local Press Report SOFIA EMportal The Bulgarian section of the Danube River remains free from contamination from the toxic sludge spill in Hungary, according to the latest water test results. Data on the Hungarian, Serbian and Romanian sections of the river also show no
  • 20 Oct 2010- 14:48 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST, Romania ACTmedia (Romania) The water quality in the Danube River in Bazias, where the Danube enters Romania in the southwest, is being measured at every three hours. Local Committees for Emergency Situations were warned following the toxic sludge
  • 20 Oct 2010- 14:48 by Local Press Report KIEV, Ukraine NRCU Ukrainian Radio 'Water in the Ukrainian sector of the Danube River meets usual standards, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said. The State Environmental Inspectorate of the North-West Black Sea Region is conducting daily
  • 6 Oct 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HUNGARY, BUDAPEST The Hungarian government is concerned that a toxic sludge spill that has already reached the Marcal River could reach and contaminate the Raba and Danube rivers if not properly contained with plaster. Bulgaria's Executive Agency
  • 5 Nov 2008- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania T he Black Sea continues to be heavily polluted by waste flowing from the Danube River. Marius Postelnicu, the manager of the National Administration Romanian Waters, said 39,000 cubic meters of dead algae had been collected from the
  • 22 Apr 2008- 00:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania — Construction of the canal meant to connect the Danube, Europe's biggest river, and Romania's capital is expected to start by the end of this year with a total investment worth $712.5 million USD. Around 90 percent of the
  • 22 Apr 2008- 00:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria — The EU is calling on all countries on the Danube River to take serious measures to prevent irreversible damage caused by the pollution of the river. It warns that increasing pollution could threaten sources of drinking water for 80