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Toxic mining disasters ‘loom in eastern Europe’

Toxic mining disasters loom in eastern Europe as the European Union has failed to pass legislation a year after Hungary’s lethal toxic mud spill, an environmentalist group said on Monday. “Hungary has let its presidency of the EU pass without taking any action to defuse further ticking time bombs in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Gabor Figeczky, the head…

Hungary toxic sludge spill reaches Danube

BUDAPEST (AFP) – Hungary’s toxic sludge spill, which has killed four people, reached the Danube river Thursday, threatening to contaminate the waterway’s ecosystem, a water authority official told AFP. Water alkalinity, a measure of river contamination, was already above normal in the major waterway, the official said. Samples taken at…