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Hungary urges Europe-wide ban on cyanide mining technology

Author: The Budapest Times Date: Tue, Feb 02 2010 3289 Views
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Hungary urges a Europe-wide ban on cyanide mining technologies, Andor Nagy, head of the Hungarian parliament's environmental committee told a conference on February 1 2010.

Nagy said Hungary had put a law in force in December 2009 banning cyanide-based extraction technology and the ban should be widened across Europe.

The conference marked the 10th anniversary of a contamination from a cyanide spill on the river Tisza from Baia Mare, Romania, which caused devastating damage to the river's wildlife.

Read the full story on The Budapest Times.

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