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07 Mar 2001 description

From The reference of the Information and Analytical Department by state to 9:00 a.m. on March 7, 2001 (BRIEF VERSION)

Heavy hydrological condition in 12 regional areas remains in the territory of Zakarpattya region as a result of melted and rainy flood and sudden rise of water level. Highest water levels were registered in the water rating station on Tisa river near Chop town - 750 cm (historical maximum - 746 cm), on Latorytsya river near Chop town - 750 cm (historical maximum - 746 cm).

By state to 6:00 a.m.

06 Mar 2001 description

From The reference of the Information and Analytical Department by state to 9:00 a.m. on March 6, 2001 (BRIEF VERSION)

Heavy hydrological condition in 11 regional areas remains in the territory of Zakarpattya region as a result of melted and rainy flood and sudden rise of water level. Highest water levels were registered in the water rating station on Tisa river: near Rakhiv town - 535 cm (historical maximum - 500 cm), near Khust town - 517 cm (historical maximum - 490 cm), near Tyachiv town - 741 cm (historical maximum - 726 cm).

By state to 6:00 a.m.

05 Mar 2001 description

From The reference of the Information and Analytical Department by state to 9:00 a.m. on March 5, 2001 (BRIEF VERSION)

On the 3rd and 4th of March melted and rainy flood in the territory of Zakarpattya region has happened in consequences of precipitations as sleet and rain (rainfall in several areas made a month standard) and snow thawing. As a result of that an inhabitted localities in 7 regional areas were underflooded.

31 Dec 2000 description
report European Union


December 2000
FOREWORD

This Report constitutes the response of the International Task Force for Assessing the Baia Mare Accident (the Baia Mare Task Force or 'BMTF') to the tasks given to us by Commissioner Margot Wallström, with the support of the Environment Ministers of Hungary and Romania, concerning the accidents which occurred at Baia Mare and Baia Borsa in Romania, in January and March 2000. These tasks were to consider:

14 Dec 2000 description


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0226
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Ukraine – Cold wave
14 December 2000

1. Further to a cold wave, which hit the territory of Ukraine at the beginning of December 2000, the Minister of Ukraine for Emergencies, Mr. Dourdynets, has requested OCHA’s support in disseminating the list of priority requirements set by National Authorities to restore power supply in the affected region.

2. Prior to the cold wave, a severe ice storm had already ravaged the northwestern part of Ukraine on 27 November 2000.

31 Mar 2000 description

SPILL OF LIQUID AND SUSPENDED WASTE AT THE AURUL S.A. RETREATMENT PLANT IN BAIA MARE


United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP /
29 Mar 2000 description

Kiev (dpa) - The concentration of lead in the waters of the Tisza river flowing from Romania into western Ukraine have again risen above levels considered safe, Intefax news agency reported Monday.

Samples from the river taken over the weekend showed lead levels to be roughly four times higher than officially permitted. Some discoloration had also been noted.

Ukrainian officials said that the problem had resulted from a dam reservoir overflow at the Baya Borsa mine in Romania which had spilled dangerous chemicals into the river.

15 Mar 2000 description

OCHA/GVA - 2000/0054
Mining waste spill from the Baia Borsa processing complex in Romania
OCHA Situation Report No. 1

15 Mar 2000 description

Hungarian government spokesman Gabor Borokai said on 14 March that Budapest has asked Romania to identify plants that may pose a threat to the environment and "not delay" in closing them down. Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi told the cabinet he personally delivered the message to Romania's ambassador in Budapest. The Hungarian Environment Ministry has noted that the authorities managed to protect the Tisza Lake from a spill of heavy metals into the Tisza River (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 13 March 2000).

14 Mar 2000 description
report Greenpeace


A fact-finding tour to the AURUL S.A. gold mining enterprise in Baia Mare, Romania, and along the Lapus-Somes-Tisza river system in Romania and Hungary
Since last year, 120 men, 115 of them from the region and 5 Australians, can be seen working in Baia Mare at the AURUL gold mine wearing dark green suits with a golden Kangaroo on the front. This is the logo of the AURUL company whose name went around the world after one of the biggest river disasters in Europe, in February 2000.

13 Mar 2000 description

For use of the media only; not an official document.

13 Mar 2000 description

1. The causes of the accidental pollution

The accidental pollution with cyanides has been produced because of a break in the dam of the sedimentation pond Aurul of the plant S.C.AURUL S.A. Baia Mare.

27 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

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11 Aug 1999 description

Program Overview

Canada has a long-standing tradition of providing assistance to the victims of both human-caused and natural disasters. For Canadians, humanitarian assistance is less an act of charity than it is an expression of our collective values, culture and vision of how a community of nations can cooperate during periods of crisis. Canada's humanitarian assistance is seen as an important and visible manifestation of our country's investment in global peace and human security.

09 Jun 1999 description


(House International Relations Committee hearing) (8290)

Washington - "Assisting the twelve republics of the former Soviet Union in the transition to market-led democracies continues to be of vital interest to the people of the United States," a senior official from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) testified June 9 before the House of Representatives Committee on International Relations.

14 Apr 1999 description

The foreign ministers of Germany, Austria, and Finland - Joschka Fischer, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and Tarja Halonen - along with EU Foreign Relations Commissioner Hans van der Broek, met with President Leonid Kuchma and Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk in Kyiv on 13 April. The EU visitors praised Kuchma's initiatives to settle the Kosova conflict and urged him to pursue Ukrainian peace efforts, Interfax reported. Fischer told journalists after the meeting that, according to the EU's stance, all Serbian troops must leave Kosova to allow refugees to return.

29 Jan 1999 description


OCHA/GVA 99/0010
Ukraine Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 9

29 January 1999

General Situation

According to the information received from Ukraine directly and through IFRC, the development of the situation in the Transcarpathian region, hit by floods in November 1998, can be described as follows :

22 Jan 1999 description

Yoko Ono, the widow of the late Beatle John Lennon, handed 70,000 Swiss francs over to the Hungarian Red Cross late last month, in order to support its operation aiming to help flood victims in Hungary and the Ukraine. Ono, who was in Budapest to open a new art exhibition, was overcome with feelings when she learned about the disastrous floods in the region earlier this winter. "The world is like a human body. If any part of it is hurt, the whole is damaged," she said.