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A Toxics-Free Future

Contaminated Sites

Right next to Hortobagy National Park – the oldest and possibly most sensitive national park of Hungary - lies an abandoned toxic waste repository. Three to four thousand tonnes of dangerous chemicals (including trichloroethylene compounds and other chlorinated solvents, galvanic sludge and cyanide-based tempering salts) are flowing out freely from the mouldering barrels of the repository into the ground. The warehouse has no walls and its top is almost completely in ruins.

IPENer Amanda Hawes is quoted in this important story from NBC Bay Area. 

By Stephen StockDavid Paredes and Scott Pham

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