Slovakia is not currently facing the threat of an environmental catastrophe on the scale of that which recently hit the area around Ajka in Hungary, where a reservoir containing red waste sludge from an alumina plant burst, flooding seven villages and killing at least four people.
Nevertheless, there are some old environmental problems which remain unresolved and pose a certain risk, the president of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry Association, Roman Karlubik, told the SITA newswire. He added that the association had been pointing out for a long time that without effective legislative and financial participation by the state, the issue of old environmental burdens cannot be resolved.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Oct 2010 at 10:00