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Balkans: hazardous industrial sites, water pollution and mining hot spots

The environmental legacy associated with extraction industries is all too familiar. Badly operated or abandoned mining sites have already caused severe pollution, some with impacts spilling across national boundaries: heavy metal spills from Baia Borsa tailings in Romania; the cyanide spill from Baia Mare in Romania; heavy metal spills from Sasa tailings in Macedonia; and various releases at Majdanpek and Veliki Majdan in Serbia, and Mojkovac in Montenegro.

Year: 2007

From collection: Balkan Vital Graphics

Cartographer: UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Europe

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