Ministry: Most sludge reservoirs in Slovakia pose no threat

According to a report on the possible impacts of a recent environmental disaster in Hungary on the Slovak environment, and on the actions the government took, the estimated cost of securing the safety of all sludge reservoirs in Slovakia is €200,000. Iveta Radičová’s cabinet discussed the Environment Ministry’s material on Wednesday, November 24.

According to a report on the possible impacts of a recent environmental disaster in Hungary on the Slovak environment, and on the actions the government took, the estimated cost of securing the safety of all sludge reservoirs in Slovakia is €200,000. Iveta Radičová’s cabinet discussed the Environment Ministry’s material on Wednesday, November 24.

“According to inspections of the technological and security situation of sludge reservoirs in Slovakia, most reservoirs are safe and pose no threat to people’s lives or health, or to the environment,” the report states, as quoted by the SITA newswire. There are six sites posing a greater risk, with which the state should deal; the Ministers of Economy and Environment should provide for elimination of these risks in 2012. The Cabinet decided to inspect Slovak sludge reservoirs after the catastrophe in the Hungarian village of Ajka, where a reservoir at a local alumina plant burst on October 4 and toxic red sludge flooded several nearby villages, killing at least nine people.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


18. jún
Child-initiated play is a style of play where children choose how, where, and what they wish to play with.

Blog: Play is the child’s work

Learning through child-initiated play.


18. jún
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


18. jún