Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Parliament passes law on toxic environmental burdens after 8 years

Slovakia’s parliament passed a law on environmental burdens last week. After eight years of preparation, Environment Minister József Nagy (Most-Híd) hailed it as the law of the decade, the Sme daily wrote.

Slovakia’s parliament passed a law on environmental burdens last week. After eight years of preparation, Environment Minister József Nagy (Most-Híd) hailed it as the law of the decade, the Sme daily wrote.

The law enables municipalities to apply for money from the European Union to pay for disposal of toxic waste and remediation of environmental burden, Sme wrote on October 25.

After years of delay, passage of the law was assisted by last year's toxic disaster in the Hungarian town of Ajka. Sme wrote that the toxic waste dump at Devínska Kobyla and the sulphuric acid lakes near Podbrezová might now be remediated. Environmental burdens have been documented in 30,000 localities across Slovakia.

Source: Sme

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

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Veľký Rozsutec is open, just don´t forget your climbing irons Photo

One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.

Veľký Rozsutec, a photo from the mountain top.