Romania referred to court over mining waste

Romania faces court action over its failure to tackle a mining waste problem, while Portugal may have to pay penalties for inadequate waste water treatment

Romania faces court action over its failure to tackle a mining waste problem, while Portugal may have to pay penalties for inadequate waste water treatment.

Poland has also received a court summons, over its end-of-life vehicle scheme, the European Commission announced on Thursday.

Romania has failed to take action to stop pollution from the 102-hectare Bo?neag tailing pond holding waste from copper and zinc mines in Moldova Noua, the Commission said. The nearly abandoned pond continues to spread toxic dust harmful to human health and the environment despite promises of remediation measures.

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