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May 03, 2015
Hungary orders clean-up of 'catastrophic' disused chemical plant
Budapest (AFP) April 30, 2015
Hungary on Thursday moved to make safe a disused Budapest chemical plant that environmentalist group Greenpeace said was in a "catastrophic" state. Over 2,000 tonnes of dangerous toxic waste were found recently at the Budapest Chemical Works - which closed in 2008 - in an industrial zone bordering a densely populated neighbourhood in the Hungarian capital. The inflammable and toxic materials stored in open air in often leaking barrels were spotted by the news website 444.hu earlier this month ... read more

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Fight to save Italy steelworks, where cancer trumps starving
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Paris forces even-numbered cars off roads to fight smog
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Smog-choked Paris forces half of cars off roads
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China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: premier
China is falling short of its people's expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country's air pollution problem. ... more
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Concern over India plan to stop publishing smog data
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Smog documentary blocked by China after becoming viral hit
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