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29 Feb 2000 description

The Government of Japan announced Feb 29 it will contribute USD 10,000 to an emergency fund set up by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) in an effort to respond quickly to the environmental disaster caused by a cyanide spill in the Somes, Tisza and Danube rivers.

The funding is to be distributed to NGOs involved in urgent work to address the crisis caused when a cyanide leak at the Aurul gold mine in Baia Mare, Romania, completely destroyed the eco-systems of hundreds of kilometres of river in Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia.

24 Feb 2000 description

In an effort to respond quickly to the environmental disaster caused by a cyanide spill in the Szamos, Tisza and Danube rivers, the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) announced Feb. 24 that it is administering EURO 20,000 in emergency grants to non-governmental organisations involved in urgent work to address the crisis.

18 Feb 2000 description

BUDAPEST, Feb. 18 -- On an emergency visit to the region to address the tragic destruction of the Tisza and other rivers by cyanide poisoning, Margot Wallstrom, EC commissioner for the environment, said last night the accident should not affect negotiations with countries seeking to join the European Union, but rather points up the need for improvement in EU legislation.

At an evening meeting with environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Budapest on Feb. 17, the commissioner said work had begun to create an emergency task force to deal with the situation.

16 Feb 2000 description

SZENTENDRE, Hungary, Feb. 16 -- In response to the tragic cyanide spill that has decimated the Tisza and other rivers of the Danube river system, the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is calling for a decisive, cooperative effort for remediation and a thorough investigation of the immediate and long-term implications of the event.

30 Jun 1999 description


Preliminary Findings, June 1999


Prepared by: The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
Prepared for: European Commission DG-XI - Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE YUGOSLAVIA CONFLICT

1. Executive Summary

Assessment Method: