Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Three kilometre long oil spill has contaminated the Danube River

Three kilometre long oil spill contaminates the Danube River

Three kilometre long oil spill contaminates the Danube River

A three-kilometre long oil spill was discovered on the Danube River in Slovakia on Monday, October 22, the TASR newswire learnt on the same day.

Around two dozen fire fighters were despatched to tackle the spill in order to prevent the adjacent river system from being contaminated. According to spokesman of the Slovak Environment Inspectorate Michal Štefánek, the oil spill was most likely caused by a cargo ship. Zoltán Szálay, director of the State Navigation Authority in Bratislava, told TASR that the authority has inspected several ships, but has not found the culprit yet.

(Source: TASR)
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

Discussion about road project becomes emotional

Analysts want more alternatives for the road from Zvolen to Košice to be assessed

The protest at Soroška

Slovakia commemorates the 1968 invasion. Here’s what it looked like Photo

Anniversary of the Warsaw Pact troop invasion that ended the Prague Spring.

Garth: We need a deal that will benefit both

“When I talk to the Brits living in Slovakia, they are quite relaxed about things,” UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth says about the Brexit-related concerns.

UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth

“Natural police” to protect nature and animals

Those who commit crimes against the environment should watch out.

Illustrative stock photo