Tisza river in Szeged, Hungary
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.
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