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Disaster Management Authority: Concentration of Zinc, Copper, Aluminium, Iron in Szamos River below Threshold

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.19.

The concentration of zinc, copper, aluminium and iron has been below threshold value in water samples taken from the Szamos River near Csenger at the Romanian border, in north-eastern Hungary, the national disaster management authority OKF said on Thursday.

The authority earlier reported above-threshold values of zinc, copper, aluminium and iron in samples taken early on Thursday.

OKF said in a statement that it would continue monitoring any changes in the environment.

Jobbik Files Report over River Pollution near Eastern Border
Jobbik Files Report over River Pollution near Eastern Border

The opposition Jobbik party said on Wednesday that it has filed an environment pollution report with authorities over communal waste drifting on the Hungarian section of the Tisza river and its tributaries, the Kraszna and Szamos rivers, near Hungary’s eastern borders. Speaking at a press conference in front of Ukraine’s consular office in Nyíregyháza, in […]Continue reading

The national water management authority (OVF) said on Wednesday that it had been alerted of heavy metal pollution arriving in Hungary in the River Szamos from Romania. The Romanian side had sent information over the Principal International Alert Centre (PIAC) showing that heavy metal pollution resulting from mining spoil was expected to arrive in Hungary. The pollution reached Hungary at 1am on Thursday.

featured image: Szamos River on Thursday at Szamossályi; via Attila Balázs/MTI