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Police Offer Reward for Information on Danube Oil Pollution

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.22.

The head of the Budapest police headquarters has announced a 2 million forint (EUR 5,600) reward for information on oil contamination at a rainwater canal in the Ráckeve branch of the River Danube on the outskirts of southern Budapest.

The reward will be paid for any concrete information that could help an ongoing investigation identify the perpetrators, police said on its website on Tuesday. The identity of the person supplying information will be handled confidentially, it added.

Information can be submitted at the headquarters or by calling the telephone help line 112.

Rescue Operation Removes 400 Tonnes of Waste Contaminated with Oil near Budapest
Rescue Operation Removes 400 Tonnes of Waste Contaminated with Oil near Budapest

Water management experts have removed more than 400 tonnes of waste contaminated with oil at a rainwater canal at Szigetszentmiklós that leads into the Ráckeve branch of the Danube in the outskirts of Budapest. Another 14,000 litres of water contaminated with oil and pumped into plastic tanks will be removed by a firm later in […]Continue reading

The Central Danube Water Directorate was alerted about massive oil pollution in the Szigetszentmiklós rainwater canal outlet and in the reeds on December 12. The authority said it found “a large quantity of dark, dense hydrocarbon derivative at the estuary of the Ráckeve branch”.

Photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI