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5 February 2019

Hungary: Court sentences co officials over 2010 toxic spill leaving 10 dead & over 200 injured

On 4 February 2019, a Hungarian court sentenced Magyar Aluminium company officials to up to 2.5 years in prison for one of the country's worst environmental disasters that left ten people dead and over 200 injured when a ruptured reservoir wall at an...

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1 May 2013
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Author: Ресурсный центр по вопросам бизнеса и прав человека

Данный брифинг представляет отчеты из различных источников о том, как предприятия в Восточной Европе и Центральной Азии влияли на права человека, позитивно или негативно, в течение последних четырех лет. Брифинг касается Азербайджана, Албании, Армении,...

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9 April 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Eastern Europe & Central Asia – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Eastern Europe & Central Asia over the past four years. The briefing refers to Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

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14 September 2011

Hungary: Heavy Fine for Caustic Flood

Author: AP

The metals company whose broken reservoir killed 10 people last year when several Hungarian towns were flooded with caustic red sludge has been fined the equivalent of about $647 million for environmental damages. The 25-acre reservoir at the plant...

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22 December 2010
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Author: Célia Fontaine, Journal de l'Environnement [France]

Le 4 octobre dernier, la rupture d’un réservoir dans une usine de bauxite-aluminium...a provoqué le déversement de 600.000 à 1 million de mètres cubes de boues toxiques sur 7 villages avoisinants, faisant 10 morts et 150 blessés. Un mois et demi après...

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11 November 2010

One killed, two injured in Bosnia bauxite mine accident

Author: Sabina Arslanagic, BalkanInsight

One miner was killed and two others injured in an accident at a bauxite mine...in the central town of Jajce...[T]he cause of the accident was still being investigated, but...a cave-in or an explosion was suspected. The two injured miners were sent...

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6 October 2010
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Author: Sabine Casalonga, Journal de l'environnement

Lundi 4 octobre, la rupture d’un réservoir dans une usine de bauxite-aluminium de la ville d'Ajka, à l'ouest de Budapest, a déversé quelque 1,1 million de mètres cubes de boue toxique sur 7 villages avoisinants, faisant 4 morts et 123 blessés, selon un...

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6 October 2010

Hungary battles to prevent sludge contamination

Author: Chris Bryant, Financial Times

Hungary is fighting a desperate battle to stop a tide of toxic sludge from contaminating key waterways following one of the worst ecological disasters to affect the region in recent years...[A] reservoir ruptured at an aluminium plant in Ajka.....

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