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Oct 10, 2013 11:44 AM

pietrooo Dear EEA,
with this I would like to bring a major environmental topic to your attention. As an independent researcher (www.havasi.sk), I have come across to an official study discussing an environmental disaster that takes place in Bratislava the capital of Slovakia - European Union.

In the 1960's a chemical industry called of Georgi Dimitrov Chemical plant has deposited more than 90,000 cubic meters of toxic waste (among heavy metals and derivates of chemical weapons) in the north part of Bratislava called Podunajske Biskupice. However in the 1990's with the launch of Gabcikovo dam the ground water level increased and with it the burried waste became flooded. After 20 years, the steel barells rusted away and the contaminated material started to leak out into the ground water and spread across the area.

The official authorities are ignoring the severity of the situation and nobody is searching for effective solutions in remove the toxic waste and stop further contamination. The toxic leakage is spreading south-west towards Hungary with the speed of approximately 1m/day. If no steps are made, Europe is facing another environmental catastrophy of global dimensions. Today the Georgi Dimitrov Chemical plant is deserted, and may also contain an unknown amount of deposited chemicals.

Please find attached an official study discussing the details of this environmental accident. An OCR translation software was used to translate the documents from Slovak to English.

If you have any questions or difficulties translating the study, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am looking forward to your reply,

With Best Regards,
Peter Havasi
00421 944 495 285

Further Reference:
Article: It's a toxic lake under Bratislava, ignoring it for 20 years
Article: Toxic waste from the former Dimitrovka can pollute the sources of drinking water!
Article: Toxic dump after Dimitrov is 50 years old
Article: The landfill in Vrakuni will be rehabilitated, but the toxins in the country will remain

Contact details:
Bratislava City West Mayor: JUDr. Ing. Martin Kuruc
Bratislava City North Mayor: Mgr. Rudolf Kusý
Bratislava's Environmental Protection Agency: Ing. Miroslava Gregorová

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Jun 19, 2017 11:31 AM

adrian Hi,

I have a question regarding the Air Quality Index

I would like to know if there is a database with the air quality measures per day and by station/city or if there is any service like an API from which I can access to this information. I am interested in Spain but if this information is available for all countries that would be perfect.

Taking a deeper look to the EEA website I have found several databases but I could not find anyone with those requirements: the air quality measures per day and by station/city.

Thank you very much for your time and attention.


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Feb 01, 2018 09:00 AM

hburridge Dear Sir/Madam,
I am a researcher working in the natural materials innovation group at the University of Cambridge. We are writing a review paper about the potential to enhance the use of wood in construction. As part of this we are investigating the role of forests. A map:
which I believe might have been created by your organisation is of great interest to me. I would very much like to include a copy of your map within our article, obviously with the appropriate citations and acknowledgements. I wonder if you could help me with this or put me in touch with someone who might be able to?
With the very best regards, Henry.
Dr Henry Burridge.

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Mar 27, 2015 03:58 PM
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Sep 05, 2013 10:13 AM

MalteG Dear EAA Team

I am working on a research project on the environmental impact of mining in Europe. I therefore used the PRTR register to find the pollutant emissions from the NACE section B (Mining and Quarrying).

Now I notice a relatively strong discrepancy between the PRTR data and the data provided by eurostat (
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/de/data/database). Using the example of NOX emissions in 2015, according to PRTR (ReportingYear 2015; Excluding Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and Iceland, NACE activities 05.10 - 09.90), there has been an output of 53,544 tons of NOX. According to the eurostat database (same countries, NACE section "Mining and quarrying") the output was 122,821 tons of NOX.
These deviations seem to occur for other pollutant parameters as well.

Now the question to the experts: Why do the data deviate by the relatively large factor of more than 2? Is this discrepancy known? And finally, which datasource is more reliable in terms of the possibility to relate pollutant outputs to certain industrial sectors and shall be used by scientists/decision makers etc.?

Looking forward to your reply. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards

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